Overturned propane truck closes US 59 near Wharton

The northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 59 south of the Wharton airport were closed Monday because of an overturned propane truck.

A Department of Public Safety spokesperson said the crash took place about 5:30 a.m.

Traffic was being diverted onto Farm-to-Market roads and then back onto the highway when clear of the crash scene.

Propane has leaked from the overturned truck, according to the DPS.

As of 4:15 p.m., the highway remained closed.