Oct 20, 2011 7:34 AM

Tanker Carrying Hydrochloric Acid Overturns In Lincoln County

A tanker truck carrying hydrochloric acid flipped over on a road in Lincoln County Wednesday night, causing people in the area to close their windows to avoid the fumes.

The accident happened on Highway 698. Officials say the truck was carrying 78,000 pounds of hydrochloric acid to a water treatment plant when it ran off the road. Hazmat crews say only a few gallons leaked from the tanker, but people in the area were warned to shut their windows and doors because of the fumes.

The road is now back open and the spill has been cleaned up.


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