Tractor-trailer overturned on I-89, operator sustained minor injuries

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On Thursday police received a report of a tractor-trailer rollover on I-89 in South Burlington where the driver sustained minor injuries. Troopers responded with the assistance of the South Burlington Fire Department, UVM Rescue, and the DMV were all on the scene. 

The operator of the tractor-trailer was traveling south on I-89 when a vehicle began entering the interstate from Route 2. The driver of the tractor-trailer said he was distracted by a GPS device, and swerved away from the other vehicle. 

The tractor-trailer then struck a guardrail before entering the median, where it then overturned.

A diesel leak occurred and required Vermont State HAZMAT to arrive on the scene. 

I-89 South was closed for about 2.75 hours while the overturned tractor-trailer was investigated and removed. 

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