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May 5, 2013

1 P.M. UPDATE: Second crane coming to help emergency crews in Stillwater right an overturned tanker.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Emergency crew have started setting up pumps to remove fuel from an overturned tanker on Perkins Road between McElroy Road and Redbud Drive. A second crane is on its way to help right the tanker. The first one arrived from Chandler at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Emergency crews are reporting equipment near the tanker will need to be grounded to prevent a spark.

Stillwater emergency crews will pump as much fuel out of an overturned tanker as possible, Stillwater police say.

Police closed Perkins Road between McElroy Road and Redbud Drive following a Sunday morning accident. Nearby businesses and residents have been evacuated.

A NewsPress reporter on scene says their is a strong smell of fuel in the area.

Crews have been working since 7 a.m.

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