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TANKER PULLED OUT OF OCOEE RIVER IN POLK COUNTY

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A section of Highway 64 east of Highway 30 is expected to reopen around 7 p.m. eastern tonight after a fuel tanker crashed into the Ocoee River in Polk County yesterday afternoon. Polk County officials say the tanker contains 8,000 gallons of fuel, of which over 5,200 gallons leaked into the river. The tanker was pulled out the river up to the highway this afternoon. Officials say once the tanker is hauled off and the scene is clear, traffic will open up. Until then, all traffic is being diverted around at Highway 314 and In Ducktown at Postelle Road. The driver of the tanker reportedly sustained minor injuries.

 

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