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Tuesday night semi crash still impacting traffic

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 13, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- A semi crash that happened Tuesday night is still impacting traffic on the city's east side. 

A semi pulling a tanker trailer rolled over on I-465 southbound before the entrance to I-70 on the east side, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police. 

The driver, Charles Jones, was not injured. He told troopers he had swerved to miss a mattress and a box spring that was in the roadway, hit some ice on the shoulder and slid out of control. 

The tanker was carrying 6,500 gallons of oil, and the oil was leaking. The leak has been stopped, but there has been trouble with removing the remaining oil from the tanker. 

Crews worked overnight, but stopped during the morning rush hour to allow for traffic. 

The cleaning continued at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and there is no time frame for when the lanes will be re-opened. 

Southbound traffic on I-465 can access I-70 east or west bound on Shadeland Avenue. Drivers wanting to exit onto I-70 should stay in the far right lane to avoid the lane closure. Traffic wanting to continue south on I-465 past I-70 should use the left to lanes to avoid the congestion, according to ISP. 


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