Tanker overturns on US 270

Area law enforcement officials responded to an overturned LP gas tanker on Monday. Dec. 2 in northwest Polk County on U.S. Highway 270.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Polk County OEM, Arkansas State Police  and Acorn Rural Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene of the accident. Officials reported leakage from the tanker. Due to limited daylight Monday evening, crews were unable to move the tanker until Tuesday. 

By Tuesday afternoon, the tanker was properly unloaded and righted.

The driver of the tanker was transported Monday by Southwest EMS to Mena Regional Health System.

Photo courtesy of Sheriff Scott Sawyer.

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