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18-wheeler carrying antifreeze overturns and leaks

Posted: Updated: March 7, 2013 04:34 AM
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

An 18-wheeler carrying almost 15 tons of antifreeze overturned Wednesday night, resulting in a small leak.

The spill forced the closure of Highland Road between Gardere Lane and Renee Drive. The roadway has been reopened.

The truck turned too sharply from Gardere onto Highland and a back tire of the trailer went into the ditch, causing the liquid in the tank to shift and the truck to overturn.

The tank had a small leak, which was later stopped.

The driver was not harmed in the accident.

Hazmat crews have contained the ditch as a precaution.

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