Rain causes rollover, fuel spill

Posted on: 10:20 am, September 30, 2012, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY—Crews were forced to shut down parts of a major interstate after an accident involving a semi-truck.

Officers were called to the area of I-40 and Air Depot, near Tinker Air Force Base, after a semi-truck was traveling too fast for the weather and rolled.

The truck hit the guard rail and slid about 100 feet before coming to a stop along the highway.

Troopers say the vehicle also hit a road sign, which ruptured its fuel tank, spewing about 150 gallons of fuel along the highway.

All three eastbound lanes were closed just before the Air Depot exit as crews worked to clean up the mess.