Crews clear overturned tanker on Highway 53 & Harvest Road


MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A major Madison County intersection was closed for several hours Sunday morning due to an overturned tanker hauling fuel.

According to a Nixle alert from Huntsville police, Madison County Fire closed the intersection of AL-53 and Harvest Road just before 12:15 a.m.

Crews said no one was injured and confirmed fuel didn’t leak from the tanker. By 1 p.m., Harvest Fire said the fuel was offloaded. The road was reopened just before 3 p.m.

Harvest Fire thanked Huntsville Fire Rescue Hazmat, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama State Troopers, Monrovia Volunteer Fire Rescue, HEMSI, Huntsville Utilities, Huntsville Police Department, Madison County Fire Dispatch, Madison County EMA, AL DOT, Madison County District 4, Red Cross, HEPACO, and Affordable Towing for assisting.

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