Oil tanker lorry catches fire, Slim River-Sungkai stretch closes temporarily

23 Feb 2019 / 10:41 H.

IPOH: The stretch of the North-South (PLUS) Expressway north-bound from Slim River to Sungkai is currently closed to all traffic after an oil tanker lorry caught fire following an accident at Km 372 of expressway this morning.

According to PLUS spokesman, the accident involving the oil tanker and another lorry occurred at 8.50 am just 50 metres after the Slim River toll plaza interchange.

One of the lorries turned turtle and blocked the two-lane expressway, causing traffic congestion of three kilometres.

Those heading north are advised to take an alternative route before reaching Slim River. — Bernama

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