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BREAKING NEWS: Expect delays on I-680 due to tanker truck accident

Published: Tue, February 14, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Ohio Department of Transportation has reported three closures relating to a tanker truck overturning on Interstate 680 southbound on the state Route 711 on-ramp.

The following closures are in place: I-680 southbound at Meridian Road; I-680 northbound at U.S. Route 422/state Route 711 entrance ramp; state Route 711 southbound to I-680 southbound.

The following ramps are also closed: state Route 11 northbound to I-680 southbound and Interstate 80 eastbound on ramp to I-680 southbound.

The detour route is Meridian Road to Interstate 80 and motorists should expect delays, said Justin Chesnic, ODOT spokesman.

The Mahoning County HAZMAT team also was summoned as thousands of gallons of diesel fuel was leaking from the tanker.

The Youngstown Fire Department created a dike to divert the fuel and keep it from spilling into the city's sewer system.

The driver, who was trapped inside the truck cab for a while, was removed and taken to a local hospital. There was no report on his condition, according to police.

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1howardinyoungstown(591 comments)posted 3 years ago

Is the truck empty? What is its cargo and are there any HAZMAT placards on the trailer?

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2binx(81 comments)posted 3 years ago

Probably going 50mph+ around that curve off 711...

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3dayv2005(2 comments)posted 3 years ago

Is 11 southbound still open?

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4walter_sobchak(2029 comments)posted 3 years ago

If "thousands of gallons of diesel fuel was leaking from the tanker", what do you think it was carrying and was the tanker empty or not?

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5georgejeanie(932 comments)posted 3 years ago

howardmy youngstown. you must have gone to Youngsstown city schools. read the article again.

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6howardinyoungstown(591 comments)posted 3 years ago

I posted my comment before the article was updated. At the time I posted it no substance was mentioned by name, neither was a source of the leak.

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7Valleys_Voice(149 comments)posted 3 years ago

I'm the product of Youngstown city schools. Dean's List recipient, college graduate, and successful in my field. Leave your snide remarks to yourself.

P.S. your punktuation and speeling our verie bad.

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8Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years ago

The Mahoning County HAZMAT team also was summoned as thousands of gallons of diesel fuel was leaking from the tanker

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9najjjj(106 comments)posted 3 years ago

Yes, freeatlast, and you should have also read howardinyoungstown's 2nd comment. What are some of you people......the comment police??

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10DwightK(1335 comments)posted 3 years ago

If the rubber isn't on the road you're doing it wrong.

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