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Gas tanker crashes, explodes

Jan. 27, 2014 at 4:37 PM   |   Comments

FALL RIVER, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A gas tanker overturned and burst into flames, prompting the closure of a Massachusetts highway, police said.

The incident took place early Monday on Route 24 in Fall River, about 200 feet from the nearest residence. Both lanes of the highway were shut down as smoke from the blaze stretched several hundred feet into the air, shrouding the roadway and surrounding area, the Herald News of Fall River, Mass., reported.

The highway's southbound lanes reopened to traffic Monday afternoon and state police said they expected the northbound lanes to reopen by day's end.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition was not known.

Topics: State Police
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