Anhydrous Ammonia Tanker Rolls Over On Highway 169 Ramp

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 8:01 am
By: News On 6

A semi tanker loaded with anhydrous ammonia rolled onto its side on an on-ramp to Highway 169 at 46th Street North early Tuesday.

The Tulsa Fire Department says the tanker is not leaking, but the on-ramp from westbound 46th Street North to northbound 169 is closed. Police say the crash happened at about 5:15 a.m. and did not impact traffic on either 169 or 46th Street North.

EMSA took the driver to the hospital. Firefighters say they expect him to be okay.

Tulsa Fire Captain Stan May says haz-mat trucks stood by as crews unloaded the anhydrous ammonia from the wrecked truck to a second tanker.  

Six hours after the crash, a wrecker was able to get the semi back on its wheels and towed off.