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Truck carrying de-icer overturns near Evansville

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Truck carrying de-icer overturns near Evansville
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A tanker truck carrying de-icing material on Interstate 94 rolled into the ditch near Evansville Friday because of icy road conditions.


The accident happened about noon. Crews were working to transfer the de-icing material, which is used by airlines, from the overturned tanker into another vehicle, said Sergeant Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol.

“Nothing spilled fortunately, but it’s going to take a special tanker for us to pump it out,” he said.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to more than 100 cars in the ditch Friday. Melted slush from Thursday and freezing rain overnight turned into an icy coating on I-94 with Friday’s below-freezing temps, Grabow said.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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