I-135 reopens after semi overturns and leaks ammonia

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Northbound I-135 reopened before 7 a.m. Thursday morning after it rolled over the night before -- causing major traffic backups.

The accident happened around 8:30 p.m. A semi tanker rolled on its side near the 135 and 235 junction near Park City. 

A dispatch supervisor confirmed that one person sustained serious but non life-threatening injuries. 

Officers on scene say one of the tires on its axle went out and caused the semi to hit a guardrail.

A hazmat team was called to the scene due to an anhydrous ammonia leak and officers are trying to clear traffic to the north due to the wind direction.

A shelter in place alert was put out, urging people within the vicinity to say in their homes.

"Around 8:30 p.m. this evening, a semi-truck overturned and began leaking anhydrous ammonia near I-135 North and 235. Sedgwick County Fire District 1 is asking residents to shelter in place (stay indoors) one mile north, east, and west of the North Junction for the next three to four hours. Residents may smell the leak, but there is no immediate harm to the area. Updates will be provided."
 

All drivers should avoid the area due to road closures.

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