Semi Accident in Peoria County Causes Gas Leak

Published 03/27 2014 10:34PM

Updated 03/28 2014 12:12AM

A Missouri driver was cited by Illinois State Police after his semi trailer veered off Route 150 at Ford Road in Peoria County Thursday night and hit an above ground natural gas line. Fire crews and a hazmat team were sent to the scene and Ameren was able to fix the damaged gas line within 30 minutes. State Police say the driver was cited for improper lane usage and a log book violation. The driver received non life threatening injuries and was transported to a Peoria hospital. Southbound Ford Road was closed at Route 150 for a time and Route 150 was also closed for a time from North Gilles Road to North BlackBridge Road for the crash investigation and tow operations.

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