Tanker crash to shut SR 32 in Westfield for 8 hours

(Provided Photo/Westfield Fire Chief Joe Lyons)

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Officials in Westfield said power would be shut off near the accident site on State Road 32. The power outage was expected to last around an hour starting at 12:30 p.m.

Officials say Maple Glen Elementary School would be affected.

Original story appears below:

State Road 32 was expected to be shut down in Westfield for nearly eight hours Thursday morning after a tanker rollover crash caused a diesel spill.

Dispatchers in Hamilton County say the crash happened around 9:15 a.m. Initial reports were that SR 32 was closed between Casey and Eagletown roads. Westfield’s Fire Chief Joe Lyons later said that the closure was from Spring Mill Road on the east and Ditch Road on the west.

Police said crews were on scene working to clean up the crash. Fire officials estimated it would take hours to do so because the 7,500 gallons of diesel on board needed to be offloaded. The truck also need to be uprighted.

Only minor injuries were reported in the crash and only a small amount of diesel spilled, officials said.

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