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Tanker truck tips, rolls onto roof in West Brunswick Twp.

Published On: Dec 06 2012 03:15:42 PM EST
Tanker Truck Overturns in West Brunswick Twp.

Lawrence Neff


A tanker truck hauling ammonium nitrate flipped onto its roof in Schuylkill County.

The crash happened at around 11:50 Thursday morning in West Brunswick Township.

According to police, the driver of the tanker was heading east on Route 443.


The driver was trying to turn left onto New Philadelphia Road when the truck tipped over and rolled onto its roof.

According to police, some of the ammonium nitrate spilled out. But, they said it was cleaned up quickly and was not a threat to the environment.

New Philadelphia Road was shut down for about two hours during the cleanup.

The driver of the truck was not injured.