Ozark Police: “Avoid” flipped tractor-trailer unit near 65

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UPDATE 10:37 a.m.- A public information officer with the City of Ozark just released the following statement:

On October 10, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a propane tanker rolled over on HWY 65 and F exit (South Street/Sparta) in Ozark. Beginning at 11 a.m. HWY 65 will be closed north and south bound traffic as crews work to upright and offload the rolled over tanker. 

HWY 65 will be completed closed from HWY 14 through EE exit for approximately three hours. 

Please try and stay out of the immediate area until further notice. ”

-City of Ozark Spokesperson

UPDATE 10:25 a.m.- The Missouri Department of Transportation just issued a road closure notification for the area impacted by the flipped rig.

MoDOT describes the truck as an “overturned propane truck”. MoDOT says it’s closing the road so emergency responders can offload the propane

The road closure could last up to 2 p.m. Thursday.

OZARK, Mo.– The Ozark Police Department issued a warning Thursday (10/10/19) after a semi-truck flipped near Highways 65 & F, saying to “avoid” the area if at all possible.

The Ozarks First Right Now breaking news team is headed to the scene and trying to gather information about the contents of the truck and what led to the accident.

Check back on this story for any further updates.

This is a developing story.

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