- Associated Press - Friday, March 3, 2017

PAYSON, Ariz. (AP) - An intersection in Payson that was shut down after a propane tanker overturned has been reopened.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says the intersection of State Routes 87 and 260 was opened Friday afternoon after several hours of closure. They said to expect residual traffic.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Rasmussen said the tanker reportedly was making a normal turn in the intersection Friday morning when it went over onto one side. He said there were no injuries and that the tanker was full but not leaking.

The incident resulted in the evacuation of nearby businesses in the Arizona mountain town 70 miles northeast of Phoenix.

Phoenix’s fire department sending a hazardous response team to assist.


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