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Tanker rollover shuts down Jackson County roads

Overturned tanker truck with thousands of gallons of fuel closes down roadways in Jackson County.
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UPDATE 11:57 AM – Highway 40 and Highway 71 are now open.


Thousands of gallons of fuel are being pumped from an overturned tanker truck in Jackson County this hour.

The tanker overturned at Highway 40 and Highway 71.

Sheriff Chuck Phillips says efforts are underway to pump the fuel from the overturned truck into another truck. Jackson County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says the road way will most likely be closed for several hours. However, you can detour the intersection on surrounding roadways.