Firefighters trying to contain fuel from overturned tanker in East Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Firefighters are trying to contain a diesel fuel leak after a tanker truck overturned in Chattanooga.

Bruce Garner, a spokesman for the fire department, said the 18-wheeler overturned on the onramp to Highway 27 East on Monday morning.

The tanker was carrying about 5,000 gallons of fuel, which leaked out. Firefighters are digging a temporary retention pond to contain the leak.

The department plans to unload the fuel onto another tanker and then upright the overturned truck, which could take several hours.

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