Puttur: A tanker laden with spirit, plying from Bengaluru to Mangaluru, went out of control of its driver and rolled over on the Shiradi ghat road on Sunday.
The contents began spilling over the road. Alert residents from the neighbourhood, assisted by the police who too arrived soon, stopped the traffic at a safe distance on either side to prevent hazards.
Reports said that the traffic on the ghat road was blocked for about three hours.
Those who got the information at Mani and Sakleshpur opted for alternative routes.