A trucker rolled
his tanker rig on Saturday in the Travel America North parking lot, the
Porter Fire Department said.
Fire Chief Lewis
Craig told the Chesterton Tribune today that the trucker--hauling
40,000 pounds of latex--missed his light at Worthington Drive and attempted
to make a U-turn in the TA parking lot. Except he failed to see a ditch,
The tanker slipped
into the ditch, then overturned.
There was no
rupture of the tank but for a small leak at the top, prompting Craig to
order the latex be offloaded into another tanker before the rig could be
himself--driving for an Ontario, Canada firm--escaped injury.
Travel on U.S.
Highway 20 was restricted for more than five hours, Craig said.
The PFD cleared the
scene at 3:33 a.m.