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I-80 traffic back to normal after tanker crash

The crash happened Thursday about 10 miles east of the Elk Mountain exit and closed the westbound passing lane.

The Associated Press

2/21/2014

ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. — Traffic on Interstate 80 in south-central Wyoming is back to normal after a tanker truck rollover that spilled about 200 gallons of diesel fuel.

The crash happened Thursday about 10 miles east of the Elk Mountain exit and closed the westbound passing lane.

The rear tanker of the double tanker combination tipped over in the median. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the driver wasn't hurt but was cited for going too fast for conditions.

The speed limit had been reduced to 55 mph because of wintry weather.

A small amount spilled compared to the 4,000 gallons being carried. Patrol officials say the spill didn't threaten any waterways or water sources.

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