Gasoline tanker crash closes parts of Highway 59 in Texarkana - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Gasoline tanker crash closes parts of Highway 59 in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, TX (Raycom News Network) – Classes have been canceled for Liberty Eylau's Primary campus on Highway 59 in Texarkana after a tanker truck accident.

A gasoline tanker sprung a leak, losing at least 1,000 gallons, after it crashed in a ditch. 

There are no injuries or evacuations at this time, according to Capt. David Grable, Bowie County Sheriff's Department.  There is an incident command setup at the scene. 

The Bowie County Sheriff's Department recommends FM2516/Buchanan Loop Rd to Kings Highway as an alternate route for the time being.

Investigators say it will be hours before the cleanup is completed and the highway re-opened.

Check back here at KTRE.com for more information as it becomes available.

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