Fuel tanker rollover closes southbound I-75 in Charlotte County

2:11 PM, May 3, 2012   |    comments
Traffic is backed up on U.S. 41 after a fuel tanker rollover forced the closure of I-75 in Charlotte County.
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Punta Gorda, Florida (News-Press) -- A fuel tanker truck rolled over on its side just south of Jones Loop Road/Exit 161 at 6:05 a.m., closing southbound lanes at that exit.

The driver escaped injury but fuel was leaking from the tanker. The fuel has been contained, but cleanup is expected to take a while and there is no word on when the road is expected to reopen.

Charlotte County Fire/EMS, Hazmat, and FHP are on scene.

Southbound traffic is being diverted onto Jones Loop near the 161 mile marker and re-entering I-75 from Tuckers Grade Road.

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