Highway 41A Closed After Fuel Tanker Rollover

Highway 41A Closed After Fuel Tanker Rollover

CREATED Apr 22, 2014

JOELTON, Tenn. – Highway 41A has been closed after a fuel tanker rolled over near the Cheatham County/Davidson County line. Several gallons of fuel were leaking.

The crash happened just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cause of the crash was unavailable, but the tanker appeared to have rolled over and slid down the embankment. The cab and tanker sustained significant damage.

There was no word on any possible injuries.

Officials with the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office said a significant amount of fuel was leaking. Video from Sky HD showed several gallons of fuel spilling from the back of the rig.

HAZMAT crews responded to the scene, but were proceeding cautiously because of the amount of fuel that was saturating the ground. They have asked for aid from Davidson County crews.

Highway 41A was closed in both directions as crews worked to clear the wreackage. They were spraying foam over the spilled gasoline before attempting to remove it. Drivers have been advised to seek alternate routes. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said they expected the road to be closed until 7 p.m.

No evacuations of the surrounding structures have been issued.