Haz-mat spill closes I-84 in both directions

Haz-mat spill closes I-84 in both directions

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — The crash of a tractor-trailer truck in Eastern Oregon spilled a hazardous chemical along Interstate 84 and closed the highway in both directions for about four hours. The driver of the truck was reported seriously injured.

 

Oregon State Police say the crash Monday evening was north of Baker City, and the highway was closed from there to La Grande.

A police report says 57-year-old Charles Neudorf was driving a truck that rolled after it came up behind a car slowed by mechanical difficulties and swerved to avoid it.

The police say hazardous materials workers were called in to clean up 300 to 400 gallons of chromic acid.

 

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