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Major Thomasville intersection back open after tanker crash

A tanker overturned and began leaking fuel Monday afternoon in Thomasville. (Source: WALB) A tanker overturned and began leaking fuel Monday afternoon in Thomasville. (Source: WALB)
The truck was carrying a diesel and gasoline mix when it came off of Highway 19.  (Source: WALB) The truck was carrying a diesel and gasoline mix when it came off of Highway 19. (Source: WALB)
The city and county fire departments, Public Works, GSP and the DOT all responded to the scene. (Source: WALB) The city and county fire departments, Public Works, GSP and the DOT all responded to the scene. (Source: WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

US Highways 19 and 84 just outside Thomasville are back open after a tanker truck crashed Monday causing a fuel leak.

The accident happened around 1:30 Monday afternoon, close to the bypass at the intersection of U.S. 19 and Smith Avenue by Publix.

The city and county fire departments, Public Works, GSP and the GDOT all responded to the scene.

The driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The truck was carrying a diesel and gasoline mix when it overturned off of Highway 19. No word yet on what caused the truck to tip over.

Something punctured the side of the tank, causing the mix to spill out.

Clean-up crews arrived around 6:30 p.m.

"They did a great job of containing the fuel product, so it didn't get into any water drain sources, no ponds or standing water. They got it contained in the grass area. They did a great job right off the bat," said Dep. Chief Bob Duthoy with the Thomas County Fire Department.

The intersection re-opened around midnight.

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