Truck crashes, leaks natural gas, closes Hwy 206 between Burkett, Cross Plains

AÂ?tractor-trailer fueled byÂ?compressed natural gas crashed on Hwy 206 in Coleman County north of Burkett (Courtesy: James Hanks)

A 6-mile stretch of Highway 206 between Burkett and Cross Plains was closed for about seven hours Friday because of a wreck and gas leak.BURKETT, Texas -

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a truck towing a semi-trailer hydroplaned and jackknifed around Noon.


The truck -- fueled by compressed natural gas -- hit an embankment, causing the fuel tank to leak.


The truck driver was not hurt in the crash. 

Hwy 206 from FM 2707 to Hwy 279 reopened about 7 p.m.

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