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Semi rollover causes hundreds of gallons of gas to cover Jenks road

Jenks Police says roads will re-open around midnight Sunday night after a semi crashed near South Elm Street and the Creek Turnpike (Courtesy of Tyler Hall).

Jenks Police says roads will re-open around midnight Sunday night after a semi crashed near South Elm Street and the Creek Turnpike.

The driver told officers a car cut him off and when he swerved to avoid hitting it, the semi went off the road and rolled over. The driver continued driving, most likely unaware they caused an accident, Jenks officers say.

According to police, the driver did not suffer any injuries.

The semi wrecked near the on-ramp to the Creek Turnpike, spilling hundreds of gallons of gas. Officers say the tanker had about 1,500 gallons before the accident, but are not sure how much actually escaped in the rollover.

Since the crash was near a storm drain, police say Hazmat crews and the EPA are working together to clean up the area and ensure it is safe.


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