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UPDATE: One Northbound and One Southbound Lane of 127 Re-open

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UPDATE (7:00 AM):

One lane of southbound U.S. 127 has been re-opened.

UPDATE (11:30pm): 

Crews are working overnight to clean up the southbound lanes. They say work on the side of 127 South will take weeks to remove all of the liquid asphalt from from ground and replace it with new soil.

UPDATE (6:04 p.m.) - One lane of north-bound U.S. 127 re-opened on Monday night - almost 12 hours after a tanker filled with road sealant flipped over and leaked the chemical cargo all over the highway.

The south-bound lanes remain closed and will likely stay closed until some time on Tuesday morning.

The accident happened between the Barnes and Kipp Road accidents near Mason.


UPDATE: Ingham County sheriff's deputies say U.S. 127 near Mason will be closed for the rest of the day on Monday after an early morning accident.

A tanker truck flipped over after deputies say the driver apparently fell asleep at around 5 a.m.

The truck ended up laying across the road and spilling its cargo of road sealant.

6 News reporter Chivon Kloepfer is on the scene and will have more details today on 6 News at Noon.


ORIGINAL STORY: Both northbound and southbound lanes of US 127 are closed at Barnes and Kipp Roads in Ingham County, after a tanker truck flipped over.

It happened just before 5:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Details are limited at this time, but 6 News has learned that the Hazmat Team, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Transportation and Ingham County Sheriff's Office are all on scene.

Police say the driver of the tanker was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. He is expected to be okay.

The truck is leaking a substance, but officials tell us it is not fuel.

The lanes are closed as a precaution and drivers are being asked to avoid the area. Service Road between Tomlinson and Barnes Roads is also closed.

Stay with 6 News as we'll provide additional information as it becomes available.

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