Whitesville Road closed to traffic following overturned tanker truck

Published 7:37 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Whitesville Road in LaGrange was closed to traffic much of Tuesday due to an overturned tanker truck leaking gasoline. 

According to a City of LaGrange press release, a company spokesperson for Petroleum Transport Company, INC. stated the driver of the truck was treated and released from the hospital. He also estimated that 282 gallons of gasoline leaked from the tanker during the incident. 

Cleanup crews returned Wednesday morning to continue cleanup of the site. 

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 29, the LaGrange Fire Department responded to the report of a tanker truck on its side off the roadway in the 1700 block of Whitesville Road. 

LaGrange Fire Department’s Engine One arrived on the scene at 1:09 a.m. to find a gasoline tanker in the ditch off the side of roadway. The tanker was carrying gasoline and was leaking. 

Fire crews took action to contain runoff. Cleanup crews responded and began the process of containing and offloading the product. 

Whitesville Road was closed from approximately 1:10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday.