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Overturned tanker causes hazmat situation in Anderson Co.

The tractor-trailer overturned on Graefenburg Road in Anderson Co. (Source: WLEX-TV) The tractor-trailer overturned on Graefenburg Road in Anderson Co. (Source: WLEX-TV)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A road in Anderson County is now clear after a tractor-trailer overturned Monday morning causing a hazmat spill and evacuations.

WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, reported a tractor-trailer hauling 6,600 gallons of  highly-flammable pure-grain alcohol overturned on Graefenburg Road causing a small leak.Workers were worried the truck could rupture and cause a fire hazard.

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A separate accident involving a car and a dump truck happened less than 100 yards from the tanker tip-over.

One person in the car was airlifted to UK Hospital in serious condition.

No fatalities were reported.

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