CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A tractor-trailer loaded with gasoline went over an embanked near Clairton Coke Works.
The Clairton Fire Chief said the truck driver missed a turn and went over the embankment Monday, landing on the railroad tracks near the plant.
No gasoline was spilled.
The Chief said a train was heading toward the truck but stopped in time. The train tracks are destroyed.
The truck driver was hurt but is expected to be OK. He was taken to the hospital.
Authorities are waiting for another truck so they can transfer the fuel from the crashed truck.
Route 837 in Clairton was closed and authorities shut down a bar near the scene.
Route 837 has since reopened.
The Chief said no one is being evacuated after Allegheny County said in a tweet that Clairton Police are evacuating the area.
Clairton: 432 N. State St – tractor trailer truck loaded with gasoline went over embankment and stopped on railroad tracks outside of Clairton Coke works. Police & fire reporting fire starting on the truck. Clairton police starting to evacuate the area.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) August 13, 2019