Rock River Closed

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A tanker rolls over Friday morning spilling liquid asphalt into the Rock River. Ogle county sheriff's deputies along with the Byron fire depart responded around four-thirty this morning.

Ogle County is advising the Rock River will be blocked off from the Byron Bridge to the Oregon dam all day tomorrow to help facilitate the cleanup. The environmental protection agency ordered the cleanup which will take about a full day.

The rollover happened in the four-thousand block of route 2 north. 46-year old Ritchie Dix of Broadhead, Wisconsin, lost control of his rig and rolled over twice.