Section of State Route 8 in Summit County back open after tanker truck catches on fire
Updated: Nov. 16, 2018 at 4:27 AM EST
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -A section of State Route 8 just north of the East Exchange Street overpass was closed for hours Friday morning after a tanker truck caught on fire.
The accident happened around 4:30 a.m.
According to fire officials, the truck was hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline.
Investigators said the firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before the trailer was compromised, so there was no release of gasoline.
This section of State Route 8 was closed until another tanker was brought in and the gasoline was transferred, according to the fire department.
The Springfield Fire Department and several other fire departments responded to the scene.
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