Gasoline Tanker Overturns On Highway Overpass

CLEVELAND (AP) - Interstate 77 was reopened to traffic early Tuesday after being blocked for hours while crews worked to remove the wreckage of a gasoline tanker that flipped on its side on a highway overpass (pictured, right).

The driver was treated for minor injuries suffered in Monday evening's accident, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Darnell said. The driver apparently lost control while turning onto the overpass, Darnell said.

Firefighters shut down I-77 traffic in both directions later while the fuel was pumped into a second tanker.

The precautionary shutdown occurred as the homebound crowd was leaving the Cleveland Indians-Oakland Athletics game at Jacobs Field.

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