PORTLAND TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – A tractor-trailer hauling hazardous materials has overturned on Hwy 109 in Portland.
The accident occurred on Hwy 109/Broadway Between Industrial Dr and Morning Facet Dr round 2 pm. MAP
In line with Captian Scott Meece with the Portland Hearth Division, “It’s steady proper now but it surely may grow to be very unstable in a short time should you do sure issues to it. We’re within the means of leaving it’s till we will get the correct clear up.”
In line with Meece, the substance has a low flash level however will not be essentially explosive. “Something can set it off, you may’t combine water with it, no sparks, no friction. The one approach they’re going to have the ability to clear it up is with a vacuum truck. Meece added that the load originated out of Gallatin and was on its solution to Pennsylvania.
Meece didn’t know the title of the substance solely that it’ll require particular gear to gather it.
Proper now it’s contained contained in the trailer. The one approach it’s going to return out is when cleanup begins.” At the moment the street might be closed. Throughout cleanup, the fireplace division can have emergency gear readily available.
We’re instructed the motive force was capable of climb out of the automobile after the crash however specifics on their situation weren’t instantly accessible. No different accidents have been reported.
The street is at the moment open till the cleanup begins which ought to begin round 6 pm.
The cleanup crew is coming from Franklin TN. There’s no phrase on how lengthy the cleanup will take.
The crash occurred proper in entrance of Gilbert Funeral House. The proprietor, Britt Gilbert, instructed Smokey Barn Information that crews on the scene instructed him the fabric was some form of rock materials that if it mixes with water it turns into explosive.
Throughout cleanup, drivers within the space might want to search different routes.
If extra data turns into avlaable we are going to carry it to you.
The Portland Hearth Division launched the next assertion concerning the accident:
“On Wednesday crews responded to an accident on North Broadway involving an overturned tractor-trailer. As a result of hazardous load within the trailer, we needed to have North Broadway shut down for a time period whereas we surveyed the accident and a plan was established. Crews remained on the scene till 1 AM this morning till the cleanup course of was full in case of one other emergency.
We wish to thank everybody for his or her help. We wish to thank Portland Police Division, Sumner County EMS, Summer season County EMA, THP, Portland Collision, HEPACO (Cleanup Firm). We might additionally wish to thank the BBQ Pit and Dairy Queen for serving to out the crews with refreshments and meals. Nice work by all concerned.”
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