Hazmat Spill Shuts Down I-69 Tuesday Morning

Courtesy: WPTA ABC21

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO):   A hazmat spill at a Fremont truck stop caused A lengthy shutdown of I-69 on Tuesday.

A portion of the I-69 Toll Road was closed for several hours on Tuesday morning following a hazmat spill at a Fremont truck stop.

Steuben County officials told our partners in news at ABC21 that the spill happened at the Pilot Truck Stop at 6900 Old U.S. 27, shortly before 7 a.m. 911 was contacted and Fremont Fire Department and Steuben EMA were dispatched.

When crews arrived, a tanker truck was found to have a leaking valve that caused several gallons of nitrate acid to spill on the ground. The acid also poured down the truck stop’s driveway and into a ditch on the west side I-69, just north of the toll road, resulting in multiple shutdowns in the area until about 2 p.m.


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