Thursday, 27 December 2012

Oil tanker crash causes traffic snarl on NSE

An oil tanker went out of control and skidded off the road, spilling its contents and causing an almost 15-hour traffic snarl near the Menora Tunnel in Kuala Kangsar here at the North-South Expressway.

The petrol tanker landed in a drain during heavy rain. It was heading towards Tapah from Butterworth when the accident occurred at 1.30am yesterday.

Lorry driver Khalid Jaafar, 48, escaped unhurt.

Kuala Kangsar police chief Asst Comm Abdul Gaffar Muhamad said all lanes along the expressway were blocked off to enable a crane to lift the tanker out of the drain.

A PLUS spokesman said traffic volume was heavy due to the clean-up of the oil spill, which took 20 minutes.



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