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Tractor-Trailer Accident Causes Battery Acid Leak on Massachusetts Turnpike Ramp in Auburn

Published in on March 20, 2024

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In an incident on the Massachusetts Turnpike, a tractor-trailer rollover caused a hazardous spill of battery acid in Auburn early Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred on an on-ramp leading to the westbound side of Interstate 90 just past midnight. The tractor-trailer, transporting close to 700 vehicle batteries, experienced a critical mishap that resulted in the rupture of the batteries, causing sulfuric acid to leak onto the roadway.

Auburn Fire Department’s Captain Justin Brigham confirmed that the batteries broken during the incident were strewn across the road, necessitating a considerable cleanup effort. A specialized hazardous materials response team was dispatched to the scene to manage the spill and oversee the safe removal of the wrecked vehicle.

Authorities have assured there is no current threat to public safety following the occurrence. The truck driver was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries following the accident. At this time, there is no additional information on the identity of the driver or the specific circumstances that might have led to the crash.

While the cleanup operation was underway, traffic flow in the vicinity of the on-ramp was temporarily impacted. Motorists were advised to seek alternate routes to minimize congestion and delay as the hazmat team worked diligently to decontaminate the affected area and clear all hazards. The condition of the roadway post-cleanup has been deemed safe for travel, with no long-term environmental effects expected.

Source: The Bharat Express News

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