Semi Loses Tanker Carrying Flammable Material; WY 20/26 Closed in Westbound Lane
A trooper with the Wyoming Highway Patrol offered a few more details as to the situation.
According to the trooper, the driver of the semi did not securely lock the king pin connecting the trailer to the rest of the semi. Once the driver got on the road, the trailer became insecure, and eventually disengaged.
The trooper stated that the tanker was full of "some kind of flammable liquid used in the oil field," but that none of it was leaking. He stated that their isolation distance was 500 ft. which, he said, was "not a big deal."
Troopers and a tow truck from E&F Towing were able to help re-secure the tanker to the semi and the trooper we spoke with said the area should be clear within the next half hour.
The Evansville Police Department and other responding agencies have announced that a semi has dropped its tanker, which is carrying flammable material.
Dispatch has stated that Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers and others are on scene, near Sony's RV in Evansville, assessing the situation.
Dispatch did state that the tanker is carrying flammable material, but there does not seem to be any imminent threat.
K2 Radio News has reached out to the Wyoming Highway Patrol for comment, and will update this article with more information as it becomes available.