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Tanker overturns

May 30, 2008
Daily News
By LISA M. REED

Staff Writer

QUINNESEC — Law enforcement and fire personnel will remain on the scene of a tanker accident until sometime this afternoon.

Breitung Township Fire Chief Jeff Iverson said a tanker carrying a nontoxic liquid overturned. The accident occurred at approximately 7 a.m. today on the east side of the south junction of U.S. 2 and U.S. 141.

“He turned the corner too sharp and tipped it over,” Iverson said. “We’re waiting to unload it.”

The tanker was carrying nonflammable liquid paper-making adhesive that must be drained before it can be removed from the scene. Although he tanker is upside down, no one was injured in the accident.

Iverson said the nontoxic liquid in the truck will be unloaded and the truck removed from the road by later today.

The road will remain closed to through traffic. Troopers from State Police Iron Mountain Post will continue to reroute traffic until the accident is cleaned up.

Motorists are advised to find alternate routes to and from Norway.

Another tanker was en route from Bark River to empty the Trimac Transportation tanker.

The company, founded in 1945, is a North America provider of services in highway transportation and has more than 100 branches throughout the U.S. and Canada. Company officials were not available to respond to requests for a comment this morning.

Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Breitung Township Fire and the state police remain on the scene of the accident.

Lisa Reed’s e-mail address is lreed@ironmountaindailynews.com.

Article Photos

Rescue personnel respond to a semi-tanker accident at the U.S. 2-U.S. 141 intersection in Breitung Township. Traffic was re-routed around the area as the scene was cleared. For more photos, visit www.ironmountaindailynews.com.
Theresa Peterson/Daily News Photo

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