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Road re-opens after gas truck accident on Route 60 in Fayette County

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UPDATE:

As of 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, 59 News has learned that Route 60 in Fayette County near Danese has re-opened, after an accident involving a gas truck.  That is according to emergency services dispatchers in Fayette County.


ORIGINAL:

A gas truck rollover accident has shut down Route 60 in Fayette County, near Danese.  The accident happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Crews were on scene cleaning up petroleum from the Shell truck, as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Hazmat crews were immediately called to the scene.

59 News has learned the driver of that truck has been flown to an area hospital.  There's no word on the driver's condition.

Members of the Division of Environmental Protection, the Department of Transportation, and the Rainelle Fire Department, along with West Virginia State Police troopers were called to the scene.

Stay with 59 News for the latest on this developing story.