More than 100 Butler County residents are back home after they were forced to evacuate during a fuel spill.
They live in northern Butler County in Collinsville along highway 73. Six-thousand gallons of gasoline leaked out of an overturned tanker truck. The Butler county sheriff's department asked the residents to leave their homes as a precaution. [
Kent Hall from the Butler County Sheriff's department told FOX19 that, "the gasoline was leaking from the vehicle. We had an electrical power usage there. It was just concern for any type of an explosion. We had gas fumes in the area. So just a precaution for residents themselves."
Butler County gave the okay for residents to return to their homes late last night. However, the intersection is still closed. The tanker truck driver was taken to the hospital.. But is expected to be okay.
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