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With Alexandria firefighters looking on, a haz-mat crew transferred fuel from a tipped-over tanker to another tanker Monday morning in a ditch near County Road 45. Echo Press photo by Celeste Beam

Tanker rollover closes road


County Road 45 west of Alexandria was closed for several hours Monday morning after a tanker truck filled with unleaded fuel tipped over on its side.

The accident took place at 5:19 a.m. The road was not reopened until about noon.

The driver of the Western Co-op Transport truck from Montevideo, Todd Anderson, 51, of Alexandria, had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Douglas County Hospital by North Ambulance.

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