James River Freeway westbound lanes reopen after closure due to ethanol leak

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GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – Crews have opened the westbound lanes of James River Freeway due to an ethanol leak Monday morning, the eastbound lanes are still closed.

Republic Fire Department Captain Lori Cottrell says a tanker rolled over carrying 8,000 gallons of ethanol and started leaking due to the crash. Captain Cottrell says it is unknown how much ethanol was spilled.

The Springfield hazmat crew was called to investigate the scene. The driver of the tanker is uninjured. The driver told authorities he rounded the curve in the area and flipped.

Crews are unsure when James River Freeway eastbound will reopen.

This is a developing story.

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