SR 17 Closed For Extended Time From Hazmat Crash North Of Othello
The Washington State Patrol says Hazmat Crash led to a lengthy closure of State Route 17 north of Othello overnight Sunday morning.
A semi hauling doubles full of fuel rolled on the highway.
There were no serious injuries reported, but the state Department of Transportation was brought in to set up a detour.
Troopers think 10,200 gallons of fuel spilled from the tanker. They say the Environmental Protection Agency was notified, as were local residence.
The truck's driver, 52-yer-old James Gorman of Walla Walla, was not injured in the crash.
Driving too fast in freezing fog was listed as the cause of the crash.
SR 17 remained closed as of 7:45am Sunday. Troopers say the roadway reopened Sunday just after 5:30pm following its closure for 13 hours to cleanup the spilled fuel.
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