18-wheeler carrying chloride flips into ditch

January 17, 2011 4:45:17 AM PST
Crews on Houston's south side are working to clear an overturned 18-wheeler off a narrow stretch of road. The rig flipped over just after 1am on East Anderson Road near Merida. The driver was trying to make a turn, when the rig's back wheels fell into a ditch. That sent the truck on its side. Fire hydrant punctured a fuel tank, but none of the chloride the truck was carrying spilled.

The mess is expected to be cleaned up within a few hours.

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