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Associated Press, Published September 14 2010

I-94 temporarily closed in ND after acid spill

DICKINSON, N.D. — Emergency crews temporarily closed all lanes of Interstate 94 at Dickinson about noon Tuesday after a semitrailer carrying 2,100 gallons of hydrochloric acid overturned near an exit ramp.

The Dickinson Press said no one was hurt.

North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Kyle Kirchmeier told The Associated Press that an undetermined amount of the chemical spilled when the semi overturned. He said attempts to right the vehicle with a front-end loader failed.

The highway was reopened early Tuesday afternoon. Authorities were working to transfer the acid to another vehicle. Kirchmeier said the truck was carrying the chemical in seven, 330-gallon totes.


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