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Huge tank falls off truck, leaks fuel, blocks Minnesota highway

VICTORIA, Minn. -- Part of Minnesota Highway 7 is expected to be closed until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a semi-tanker lost a 368,000-pound tank on a stretch of the highway just west of Minneapolis.

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Photo: Minnesota State Patrol / Facebook

VICTORIA, Minn. -- Part of Minnesota Highway 7 is expected to be closed until at least 6 p.m. Wednesday after a semi-tanker lost a 368,000-pound tank on a stretch of the highway just west of Minneapolis.

The State Patrol says a commercial vehicle lost the tank just before 3:30 a.m. in Victoria. Officials are rerouting traffic to U.S. Highways 12 and 212 and State Highway 5 as they build a crane to lift the tank onto a new trailer.
The Patrol says it is still unsure why the tank fell.
"The truck carrying the load leaked both diesel fuel and hydraulic fluids. It is unknown how much fluid was lost in the leaks, but all leaks are now contained," the Patrol said.
Victoria is about 30 miles west of the Twin Cities on Minnesota Highways 7 and 5.

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Photo: Minnesota State Patrol/ Facebook

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