Tanker on its side in Stuart, some parts of town evacuated


STUART – Parts of Stuart were evacuated Monday afternoon after a tanker ended up on its side on the east side of town.

Local 5 has confirmed that fire crews were on scene as of 1:45 p.m. Emergency personnel have evacuated some parts of the town; the tanker tipped over on its side on E. Front Street.

People were evacuated as a precaution, and have since returned to their homes. They were taken to a nearby church for a time.

The driver of the tanker was not injured. No leaks or spills were connected to the tanker being on its side either.

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