Tanker flips on Caldwell Co. highway

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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. - A major Caldwell County highway is shut down after a tanker truck overturned.

Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty sent in a cellphone picture from the scene along Highway 268 north of Lenoir.

Highway Patrol troopers said the driver climbed out on his own after overturning at least once and ending up in a yard.

Firefighters said the truck, which was hauling 14 gallons of heating oil, does have a small leak.

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