Tanker rollover causes closure of Kansas highway
JACKSON, Kan. (WIBW) - A tanker rollover near McPherson has caused the closure of a Kansas highway as crews upright the rig.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says that around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, emergency crews responded to reports of an accident in the area of U.S. Highway 56 between 7th and 8th Ave. in McPherson Co.
When officials arrived, they said they found a tanker that had rolled over onto its side.
KHP noted that there is no immediate risk to the public and crews will take all necessary precautions as the tanker is righted.
As part of the precautions, KHP said the highway had been closed most of the day as crews cleared the scene. It said traffic was diverted at McPherson and the Rice Co. line.
The highway finally reopened just after noon.
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