Fuel tanker rollover shuts down Manning Drive in northeast Edmonton

Fuel tanker rollover shuts down Manning Drive
WATCH ABOVE: Video from our Global 1 news helicopter shows the aftermath of a fuel tanker rolled off Manning Drive near 18 Street on Friday morning.

Manning Drive in northeast Edmonton was shut down in both directions for several hours due to a serious collision early Friday morning.

The closure on Manning Drive/Highway 15 is north of Anthony Henday Drive at 18 Street, where a northbound fuel tanker lost control and rolled around 4 a.m., according to authorities.

Shortly after 8 a.m., Edmonton police said the southbound lanes at Meridian Street were still closed due to the semi-truck rollover, as were the Anthony Henday Drive eastbound and westbound access lanes.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area while the scene was cleared.

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Alberta Health Services said the driver of the truck was assessed by EMS on scene and didn’t need to go to hospital.

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