UPDATE: Southbound lanes open after fuel tanker crash on US 441 in Gainesville

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) — UPDATE (11/26/19):
According to Gainesville Police Department northbound lanes continue to be shutdown, but southbound lanes are open.

Photo: Gainesville Fire Rescue

Gainesville firefighters say three people had to be extracted from the car, SUV, and the truck and were taken to the hospital.

“The driver of the tanker truck got their arm pinned underneath the vehicle," said Asst. Chief Joseph Hillhouse. "We had to lift the tanker to be able to free them—definitely injury to his arm."

GPD is investigatig the cause of the crash.
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A fuel tanker crash on US 441 in Gainesville shut down both northbound and southbound lanes Tuesday morning.

In a Facebook post, Gainesville Police said the crash happened near NW 74 Place and US 441 (NW 13th Street). They said the crash involved two other vehicles.

Gainesville Fire Rescue said in a tweet two people had to be extricated from their vehicles and had to be taken to a local hospital.

GPD is advising everyone to seek alternate routes through NW 43rd Street and NW 22nd Street.