Tanker truck accident closes roadway

December 23, 2016
Firefighters examine the scene of a tanker truck accident Thursday afternoon on Ky. Rt. 8 just east of Quincy. The accident resulted in some evacuations and the road closure. - Dennis Brown Photo

Firefighters examine the scene of a tanker truck accident Thursday afternoon on Ky. Rt. 8 just east of Quincy. The accident resulted in some evacuations and the road closure. – Dennis Brown Photo

A tanker truck transporting butane through Lewis County on Ky. Rt. 8 went off the roadway and overturned Thursday resulting in an evacuation of the area and closure of the roadway for several hours.
Sheriff Johnny Bivens said the tanker truck, operated by Thomas White, 57, of Grayson, was traveling west on Ky. Rt. 8 between St. Paul and Quincy when the right wheels of the truck went off the right side of the roadway just east of Rock Creek Road.

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