Creek Turnpike reopens in Jenks, tanker rollover investigated

JENKS, Okla. — Quick Facts:

Eastbound lanes of the Creek Turnpike near Elm Street in Jenks were closed several hours Sunday.

Officials said a tanker truck rolled over on the turnpike.

FOX23 learned that the truck driver was entering the turnpike when another driver allegedly cut the truck off on the ramp.

No injuries were reported.

The truck carried 8,500 gallons of fuel in the tank and some of it leaked into a storm drain. A HAZMAT crew is at the scene.

Officials said about 100 gallons of fuel went into the storm drain, which goes directly into the Arkansas River. HAZMAT worked to emulsify the fuel that went into the drain. They said the fuel did not make it into the river.

Crews will also flush the drain as part of the clean-up process.

Police said the second driver did not stop. They are seeking that person.

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