SR 87/SR 260 intersection in Payson reopened after truck overturned

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(Source: Arizona Dept. of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Dept. of Transportation)

The intersection of SR 87 and SR 260 in Payson has now reopened after a propane truck overturned earlier today.

The propane tanker overturned in a highway intersection in Payson, snarling traffic and resulting in evacuations of nearby businesses in the Arizona mountain town.

Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Rasmussen says no injuries are reported and that the tanker is full but not leaking.

The propane truck has been righted, but the intersection remains closed.

Rasmussen says other trucks will offload the propane and that wreckers then will remove the tanker from the intersection of State Routes 87 and 260.

Rasmussen says the tanker reportedly was making a normal turn in the intersection Friday morning when it went over onto one side.

Rasmussen says it's not immediately known when the intersection will be cleared and that traffic is being detoured via local streets.

Phoenix's fire department is sending a hazardous response team to assist.

Payson is 70 miles northeast of Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said drivers should consider delaying travel through the area.

There is no estimated time to reopen the intersection.

[Google Map: State Route 87 and State Route 260]

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