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Overturned tanker temporarily closed portion of highway

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LENOIR, NC (WBTV) -

An overturned tanker truck temporarily closed a portion of N.C. 268 near Lenoir in Caldwell County.

The tanker truck was traveling on N.C. 268 near Yadkin River Road when it flipped and spilled kerosene, transportation officials told WBTV.  The road was closed in both directions.

WBTV has learned that the driver attempted to pull to the side as another truck was headed towards him.  The wheel of the tanker went off the road.

The driver attempted to correct, but couldn't, and went off the road and overturned.

Officials told WBTV the driver was okay after the wreck.

The road was expected to re-open at 3 p.m. after emergency crews clear the scene.

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