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Spill closes Mon/Fayette Expressway

Jim Ference | Trib Total Media
Washington County Hazmat personal, Pennsylvania Police, Charleroi, Faollowfield Townhip Volunteer Fire Departments, Mon Valley EMS and Fort Cherry EMS where on the scene of chemicals leaking from the back of a Tractor Trailor on the on ramp of Rt. 43 south bound from Coyle Curtain Rd in fallowfiled Township on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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By The Valley Independent
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, 12:06 a.m.

One lane of the Mon/Fayette Expressway at the Coyle Curtin Road interchange was shut down Friday after a small chemical spill was discovered.

A tractor-trailer was entering the expressway at milepost 39 in Fallowfield Township 2:42 p.m. Friday when the driver noticed that one of the tires on the rig was wet, state police Cpl. Charles Sellhamer said. The vehicle was hauling several plastic containers containing an organic hydrocarbon substance, Sellhamer said.

A leak in the seal of one of the containers was discovered, he said.

Washington County Hazardous Materials personnel were called to the scene for precautionary reasons, Sellhamer said.

State police, Charleroi and Fallowfield Township firefighters as well as Mon Valley and Fort Cherry emergency medical services were at the scene.

The right-hand lane of the expressway in the vicinity of the on-ramp was closed for a couple of hours.

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