An accident in Arizona involving a commercial truck tractor carrying a box trailer resulted in a hazardous materials spill, which forced the closure of a portion of a roadway and obliged adjacent neighbors to either evacuate or take shelter in their homes.
In a tweet sent out just after 7 p.m. Eastern Time, the Arizona Department of Public Safety stated that an investigation was being conducted into the leak that occurred on Interstate 10 in Tucson. In a message that was published on its website, the company claimed that a dangerous substance had been spilled from a truck tractor that had been transporting liquid nitric acid.
According to the post on the website, unified command, which is comprised of the state public health department as well as the Tucson police and fire departments, has ordered the evacuation of residents living within a half-mile perimeter of the spill and has instructed residents living within a mile of the crash to shelter in place.
As of 10:45 p.m. Eastern Time, the order to remain in place and take shelter was rescinded; nevertheless, individuals who had previously evacuated will remain outside of the half-mile boundary.
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As a direct consequence of this, the authorities have shut down the highway in both directions and have issued a warning to the community that they should prepare for an “extended” shutdown. They recommended that motorists find alternative routes, and that the general population stay away from the area. After some time, the department announced on its website that the person who was driving the vehicle had passed away.
As a result of a train derailment that occurred earlier this week close to the community of East Palestine, Ohio, boxcars caught fire, which allowed dangerous chemicals to be released into the atmosphere and produce the spill. In order to prevent an explosion that was even more dangerous, the authorities carried out what is known as a “controlled release” of the chemicals.
The odors caused by the chemicals have, for the most part, dispersed, but there are reports that some of them are still present near streams.
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