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Overturned tanker spills thousands of gallons of oil into Jones Falls

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 17:35:23-05

An overturned oil tanker is causing severe traffic Tuesday morning in the Baltimore area. 

PHOTOS: Overturned oil tanker causes severe traffic

Officials say the tanker flipped on I-83 and W. Coldspring Lane around 8:30 a.m. Baltimore City DOT is suggesting for people to take alternate routes to avoid the traffic. 

The truck was reportedly carrying 3,000 gallons of heating oil, and around 2,800 gallons spilled into the Jones Falls. At this time the water is contained to the Jones Falls and there are no reported injuries. 

On I-83, both directions from Northern Parkway and Falls Road were closed for nearly an hour.