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UPDATE: Route 35 re-opened after semi-truck crash

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UPDATE:

According to Putnam County 911 Rt 35 has been reopened.

Dispatchers say the road reopened around 5:30 am Saturday.

 


 

UPDATE:

Putnam County dispatchers said Friday night that it's unknown when Route 35 near Hurricane Creek Road will reopen.


ORIGINAL

A semi-truck has over-turned on Route 35 near Hurricane Creek Road closing Route 35.

According to dispatchers, the cause of the accident hasn't been determined, but the road has been closed due to a possible dangerous leak.  Diesel fuel leaked from the truck.  The Nitro Hazmat team is on the scene.  

According to the Department of Transportation, the clean up effort will take between six and eight hours to complete and the road will be shut down until it is clean.   Crews are in the process of bringing in a crane to pull the tractor trailer upright.  Once the trailer is upright, hazmat crews will suit up and discover how many of the barrels are leaking.

Our crew has confirmed that the truck was carrying 80, 50 gallon barrels of glutaraldehyde.  According to the CDC, glutaraldehyde is a colorless, oily, liquid-chemical with a pungent odor and is mainly used as a medical disinfectant.  The Nitro Hazmat team considers the area safe.

No injuries have been reported.

Sections of Rt. 62 and 817 near the Buffalo Bridge entrance ramps will also remain closed during this time.