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Hazmat leak triggered truck stop evacuation, closure of I-69


A major hazmat incident took place on Tuesday morning at a Pilot truck stop near the Michigan-Indiana border.

The Pilot truck stop at  6900 Old U.S. 27 in Fremont, Indiana, was evacuated around 7 a.m. on Tuesday due to a reported nitric acid leak from a semi truck.

Around 6000 gallons of liquid nitric acid reportedly leaked from the tanker due to a valve break, according to local news outlet WANE.

Locals were told to shelter in place and other nearby businesses were also evacuated.

A six-mile stretch of I-69 was closed for the spill, triggering major traffic backups in the area.

The incident remains under investigation.

Follow the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Northeast division on Twitter for the latest road closure information.


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