Highway reopens hours after propane truck overturns

Published On: Nov 22 2011 03:07:29 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 26 2012 06:09:10 PM CST
WHARTON, Texas -

A propane tanker-truck overturned Monday on a Wharton County highway, halting traffic for about 12 hours.

Texas Department of Public Safety officials said the tanker overturned on Highway 59 near County Road 423 south of the Wharton Airport shortly before 5:30 a.m. The truck was the only vehicle involved.

Propane spilled on the highway, forcing officials to shut down Highway 59 in both directions. All lanes reopened about 6 p.m.

The driver sustained minor injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but fog may have been a factor.


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