Fertilizer truck tips, ties up traffic on Laraway Road
By Erin GaLLAGHER Correspondent June 14, 2014 7:52PM
A semi truck lies overturned Saturday on Laraway Road in Frankfort. | Erin Gallagher/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 16, 2014 6:53AM
A semi truck filled with liquid nitrogen fertilizer tipped over Saturday afternoon on Laraway Road in Frankfort.
No one was injured and nothing leaked, but the road was closed between U.S. 45 and Center Road, according to Frankfort Fire Protection District Batalion Chief Todd Hamm.
“The back of the tanker slid off a soft shoulder,” Hamm said.
The crash occurred about 3 p.m. and blocked traffic for about four hours. A towing company came and raised the tanker, Hamm said.
Traffic was not allowed to turn east from U.S. 45 onto Laraway Road.
The nitrogen was being transferred to area farmers, Hamm said.
The Will County sheriff’s office did not immediately return calls for comment.