Fuel truck crash closes highway between Yukon and N.W.T.

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A file photo of the Dempster Highway. A fuel truck crash has temporarily closed the highway between the N.W.T. and Yukon. (Philippe Morin/CBC - image credit)
A file photo of the Dempster Highway. A fuel truck crash has temporarily closed the highway between the N.W.T. and Yukon. (Philippe Morin/CBC - image credit)

A fuel truck crash has closed the road linking the Northwest Territories and Yukon overnight.

Officials confirmed the highway was closed after a fuel truck crashed on the Dempster Highway between Fort McPherson, N.W.T., and Eagle Plains, Yukon, at Kilometre 394 on the Yukon side of the border.

"A fuel truck is currently on its side," wrote a spokesperson for the N.W.T. Department of Infrastructure. "Fuel and equipment recovery is currently ongoing."

RCMP confirmed the incident took place between 10:30 and 11:30 Tuesday, and no injuries were reported.

"The highway is closed currently due to inclement weather and the rollover," a spokesperson wrote. "They are hoping to have the highway opened this afternoon after the rollover is addressed but [the] highway may remain closed due to weather."

The spokesperson for the Department of Infrastructure said they would issue an update on the department's Twitter account when the road is reopened.