Update: Wreckers working to clear scene after tanker truck overturns on Killian Road near Interstate 77

Wreckers work Wednesday afternoon to upright an overturned tanker truck on Killian Road. (photo by Allen Wallce)

Wreckers work Wednesday afternoon to upright an overturned tanker truck on Killian Road. (photo by Allen Wallce)

A large tanker truck flipped onto its side on Killian Road at the Interstate 77 intersection Wednesday afternoon causing traffic problems.

A tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday afternoon on Killian Road near the Interstate 77 south exit. (photo by Allen Wallace)

A tanker truck overturned Wednesday afternoon on Killian Road near the Interstate 77 intersection. (photo by Allen Wallace)

No word has been released on what caused the truck to overturn. Killian Road was closed to traffic, and the ramp onto Interstate 77 south also was closed.

Two wreckers struggled to lift the heavy truck back to an upright position, finally succeeding at 4:10 p.m. The eastbound lanes of Killian Road, however, remained closed.

The Columbia Fire Department and South Carolina Highway Patrol were at the scene directing traffic, but authorities said there was no concern about fire or spillage from the truck.

No injuries were reported. Cola Daily will update this story as more details become available.

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