Truck driver seriously injured after Alaska Highway rollover

A truck driver was seriously injured after a tanker carrying liquefied natural gas rolled over on the Alaska Highway early Monday morning.

The accident happened just before 2 a.m. south of Wonowon, police and environment ministry officials say.

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The driver was taken to hospital as cleanup crews respond to the incident. The cause of the rollover is under investigation by police.

Ministry officials say 50 litres of diesel fuel was spilled from the truck’s saddle tanks, and that the leak was plugged.

No LNG was spilled or released from the truck. However, the gas will be flared to empty the tank before the truck can be rolled over and recovered, a ministry official said.

The highway is down to single-lane alternating traffic for at least 24 hours in the Halfway River and Inga Lake areas, police say. 

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