Roadway remains closed after truck carrying compressed oxygen overturns in Longview

VIDEO: Truck carrying compressed oxygen overturns in Longview
Crews on scene of overturned truck on Loop 281 (Source: KLTV staff)
Crews on scene of overturned truck on Loop 281 (Source: KLTV staff)
An overturned truck carrying compressed oxygen is blocking a lane of traffic on Loop 281 (Source: KLTV staff)
An overturned truck carrying compressed oxygen is blocking a lane of traffic on Loop 281 (Source: KLTV staff)
Another vehicle has been called to safely "off-load" the compressed oxygen (Source KLTV staff)
Another vehicle has been called to safely "off-load" the compressed oxygen (Source KLTV staff)

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Update: As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Shane McCarter with Longview Police Department says that the roadway remains closed in the 5300 block of Loop 281 near Birdsong Street. Representatives from the company that owns the truck are still working to clear the roadway.

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An 18-wheeler carrying a load of compressed oxygen overturned on Loop 281 in Longview.

According to officials on the scene, it appears the truck overturned as it was turning into Air Liquide America Corporation in the 5300 block of Loop 281 near Birdsong Street.

One lane of traffic on Loop 281 is currently shut down as crews respond to the scene.

At this time there are no injuries reported.

In order to safely clear the scene, another vehicle has been called to "off-load" the tank of compressed oxygen. Officials on the scene say there are no leaks in the tank and it does not a pose a threat. They will, however, have to block off the road once the other unit "off-loads" the compressed oxygen as a precaution due to the dangerous nature of the process.

Representatives from the company are on the scene along with Longview emergency crews, assessing the scene.

KLTV has a crew on the scene and will continue to update as details become available.

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