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Truck wreck closes I-25 both directions
A tanker truck carrying crude oil left Interstate 25 and tipped over early Tuesday morning. Most of the 8,400 gallons of oil was spilled. Wyoming Highway Patrol photo

Truck wreck closes I-25 both directions

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press

WHEATLAND -- A tanker truck accident and crude oil spill has closed Interstate 25 north of Wheatland.

Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Stephen Townsend said the accident happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The tanker truck carrying 8,400 gallons of crude oil spilled most of its contents on the highway when it crashed, ending up on its side, Townsend's report stated.

The main north-south route through the state remained closed in both directions for at least five hours as crews cleaned up the oil.

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