Homes evacuated along I-64 after tanker truck leaks toxic material

Homes evacuated along I-64 after tanker truck leaks toxic material

Homes evacuated along I-64 after tanker truck leaks toxic material

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 7:37 AM

IRVINGTON, Il (KMOV.com) – Fire personnel evacuated residents along a section of Interstate 64 in Washington County Tuesday night.

According to officials, a tanker truck carrying a toxic material was leaking on the interstate near the Centralia exit.

It is not believed to be an extremely volatile material, but they are evacuating homes that are within a small radius around the leaking truck as a precaution The interstate was shut down while crews offloaded the leaking material into another tanker.

Futher details into this incident has not been released at this time.

 

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