Tanker truck wreck in Floyd County

A tanker truck carrying liquid nitrogen overturned Monday morning in Floyd County.
It happened on US-23 in Ivel.

Officials say the driver lost control and the vehicle turned over in the middle of the highway.

The road was shut down for three hours while haz-mat crews cleaned up the scene.
They transferred the liquid nitrogen to another truck.
"Liquid nitrogen is not dangerous. It's a hazardous chemical but it's really cold and they use it in tracking wells, so as far as a danger to the community, not it's not been," said Floyd County Emergency Management Director Jim Caldwell

The highway re-opened around 11:30 a.m.
Police say the truck driver went to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officials say the truck was from Norton, Virginia and on the way to Auxier in Floyd County.

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