Tanker Rollover on MO-43 Disrupts Traffic South of Petro

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UPDATE: Roadway reopened to all traffic just before 4:00 PM. Missouri State Highway Patrol tell us the truck was traveling southbound and left the right side of the roadway, overcorrected and then overturned. The crash came to rest near MO-43 and Emily Lane. The driver was not injured, however was cited.


NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Wednesday just before 1:30 PM Newton County Emergency Communications were alerted to a tanker rollover south of Petro on MO-43.

Redings Mill Fire District are on the scene and information received is that the tank is empty but it is pressurized. It’s not thought to have damaged the tank. However fluids are leaking from the diesel fuel tank and motor.

According to early reports the driver is not injured. He was communicating with authorities.

SETTING TANKER UPRIGHT: ROLLOVER CLOSES BOTH LANES OF MO-43 >>

SETTING TANKER UPRIGHT: ROLLOVER CLOSES BOTH LANES OF MO-43 >> BIT.ly/3es6964 • Tank is not leaking. • Roadway reopened just before 4:00 PM

Posted by Joplin News First on Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • MO-43 ROADWAY WAS CLOSED FROM 1;30 PM TO 4:00 PM
  • NORTH SIDE OF CRASH: DUTCH ELM
  • SOUTH SIDE OF CRASH: FOLIAGE/STATE HWY C

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