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Troopers: Man in critical condition after tanker rollover crash on Thruway in Liverpool

Troopers: Man hospitalized after tanker rollover crash on Thruway in Liverpool / CNYCentral photo

The man who was behind the wheel of a tanker truck on the Thruway in Liverpool is in critical condition after a crash that shutdown the highway for hours, according to New York State Police.

The crash happened just after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday on I-90 Eastbound near Exit 37, Electronics Parkway.

State Police say the driver is expected to be okay.

The crash shut down the eastbound lanes for more than three hours.

Just after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities say the lanes had reopened, except one as they tried to remove the vehicle involved in the rollover.

Troopers say there was such a large emergency response because they didn't know what the truck was carrying They later learned it was a form of ammonia.

It's unclear what caused the crash, the investigation is ongoing.

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