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Gravel Semi-Truck Rollover Causes Road Closure

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Updated: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:11:18 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A gravel semi-truck rolled over on Redlands Parkway just after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.  

The accident caused the Eastbound Lane of traffic to be closed for a couple of hours.

The driver of the M.A. Concrete truck was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown.

The Grand Junction Police Department said speed may have been a contributing factor causing the truck to tip, spill it's contents and puncture one of it's diesel fuel tanks.

"Right now the dirt is being put down as an absorbent to pick up the diesel fuel, the dirt will be collected and stored for later proper disposal in accordance with all Hazmat regulations," said Grand Junction Fire Departments battalion chief Duncan Brown.

Officials said more than 100 gallons of fuel were lost.

The road full reopened as of 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

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