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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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