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Tanker truck carrying chemical overturns in ditch

Source: Pender County Emergency Management Source: Pender County Emergency Management
Source: Pender County Emergency Management Source: Pender County Emergency Management
Source: Pender County Emergency Management Source: Pender County Emergency Management

PENDER COUNTY, NC - (WECT) - Crews spent the morning on the scene of a tanker truck crash in Pender County. Tommy Batson, the Deputy Fire Marshal for Pender County, said a tanker truck hauling Sodium Hydroxide overturned in a ditch on Point Caswell Road.

It happened in Atkinson near Highway 53. Batson said the call came in around 8 a.m.

Crews closed Point Caswell Road down early Sunday morning and Batson said it was likely going to stay closed until 1 p.m.  Crews were working to load the chemical into another tanker truck and working to clear the scene.

The driver of the tanker truck was taken to the hospital.

Batson said there was no release of the chemical.

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