Semi-trailer truck hauling scrap metal over-turns in downtown Chesaning

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Authorities say that speed and overloading may have been factors in the accident.

Ovid Scrap Metal is the owner of the truck.

Authorities hope to have the fuel and the truck cleared within a few hours.

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A semi-trailer truck that was hauling scrap metal has overturned in downtown Chesaning.

The truck was traveling westbound on M-57 when, the driver says, the high winds caused his truck to overturn.

The Saginaw County Sheriff and the Chesaning and Owosso Fire Departments are all on the scene.

M-57 is closed in Chesaning, and is expected to remain closed for 2 to 3 hours.

Authorities on the scene are trying to clear the vehicle and the scrap metal, as well as any fuel from the truck that may have spilled.