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Truck Accident Shuts Down Sherman Road

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SHERMAN, TX -- A truck carrying a potentially dangerous liquid flipped onto its side, shutting down a busy road for hours.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. on the Spur of F.M. 1417 near Sherman High School. A truck carrying a petroleum distillate flipped onto its side, and several businesses and homes were evacuated. The roadway was blocked off by TexDOT crews for several hours as a precaution.

Fire Chief Jeff Jones says nothing leaked out of the truck and that it was being emptied of all the 8,000 gallons of liquid, which he says was carrying a thinned out petroleum product similar to liter fluid, before it could be removed.

Jones says the Southern Energy truck was turning at its driveway, at a truck yard where it stops on the way from Texas to Oklahoma City, when the accident happened. Two large tow trucks were standing by to remove the truck so that the road could be reopened.