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South Nashville Road Closed After Tanker Truck Overturns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A road in south Nashville remained shut down Wednesday morning after a tanker truck overturned.

Firefighters and a wrecker service were back on the scene on Glenrose Avenue around 7 a.m. trying to empty the tanker of fuel before uprighting it and clearing the scene. They used foam to avoid the fuel sparking and cause a fire.

Around 10:35 p.m., the driver of the Mapco fuel truck backed up into a ditch near Old Glenrose Avenue. His truck ended up overturning and he was pinned inside for a few minutes.

He was transported to the hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.

Firefighters said the rain and the lack of light forced them to hold off on draining the fuel from the tank overnight.

A detour was in place as Glenrose Avenue was closed until the truck could be uprighted and cleared from the road.

Police said the cause of the crash was the truck driver improperly backing up and running off the roadway.

here is a live look at the scene where firefighter are working to foam the truck.

This is all to avoid any fuel that may inside from sparking and causing a fire when crews attempt to move it

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