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Tanker carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturns, closing I-85 near NC-VA border

SOUTH HILL, Va. (WNCN) — Interstate-85 is closed in both directions at the North Carolina-Virginia border after a tanker carrying propane overturned early Wednesday.

The South Hill, Virginia Fire Department said the freeway was closed around 10:15 a.m. between mile marker 12 in Virginia and exit 233 in North Carolina.

A fire official told CBS 17 the tanker’s driver said he was hit from the side by a vehicle, forcing him off the road into the median around 5:30 a.m

Crews are working to offload the tanker, which was carrying 10,000 gallons of propane, firefighters said.

A HAZMAT team is among the teams responding to the crash.

A nearby rest area was evacuated for safety reasons.

No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.

This story will be updated.

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/tanker-hauling-10k-gallons-of-propane-overturns-closing-i-85-near-nc-va-border/ Tanker carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturns, closing I-85 near NC-VA border

DUSTIN JONES

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