A dump truck overturned spilling hot asphalt across U.S. 17-92 Saturday, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred near Lem Carnes Road near Davenport at about 3:45 a.m.
The Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the truck has minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The road will be closed in both directions for several hours until the sticky mess is cleaned up. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Highway 547 & Earnie Caldwell Boulevard are alternates.
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