Mount Carmel, Illinois - At approximately 9:15 this morning, the Mount Carmel Fire Department was called to a semi-tanker rollover at the intersection of 9th and Walnut Streets in Mt. Carmel. When first units arrived, the semi-tanker was on its side. Upon investigation it was determine that the semi was carrying approximately 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel and it was not leaking. The owner of the trucking company called in an environmental services company from Evansville, Indiana to off-load the tanker.
Illinois Route 15 is currently shutdown and traffic is being rerouted around the accident site.
Assisting agencies include: Mount Carmel Police Department, Wabash General Hospital Ambulance Service, Illinois Department of Transportation.
SOURCE: Mt. Carmel Fire Department
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