ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Fifteen miles of Interstate 25 remains closed between Belen andBernardo while the wreckage of a propane tank truck that rolledover is removed.
Traffic is being diverted to State Road 116 which parallels I-25on the east. The latest estimate from the state Department ofPublic Safety is that the freeway will reopen about 8 p.m.
According to Peter Olson with the New Mexico Department ofSafety, the truck rolled into the median of Interstate 25 justsouth of Belen around 6 a.m. Friday.
The driver of the truck, who has not been identified, was takento a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Olson said the truck sprung a small leak.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation closed the highwayin both directions just after 2 p.m. so crews could transfer thepropane to another truck.
Both directions of I-25 are closed between mile markers 175 inBernardo and 190 in Belen.
KRQE News 13 and KRQE.com will update this story as informationbecomes available.
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