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PLAINFIELD, Ind.  (October 8, 2015) — HAZMAT officials are on the scene of a rolled over tanker along Interstate 70 near State Road 267 in the Plainfield area.

State Police are reporting that the tanker was carrying a Toluene which is a colorless, water-insoluble liquid with a smell that is associated with paint thinners.  State Police deemed this a health concern and have closed the east bound lanes of the interstate as cleanup and recovery take place.

The driver, Howard Durling, was not injured. The accident occurred just after 10 a.m after the tanker reportedly experienced mechanical steering problems.

INDOT put a detour in place at SR 39 to US 40 to SR 267 to move traffic around the crash. A certified tanker from Ohio is being brought to the scene to off load the HAZMAT material and I-70 EB from SR 39 to SR 267 was closed for 11 hours.

 

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