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Ramps reopen after Hazmat crews respond to overturned tractor trailer

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A tractor trailer carrying "solid pesticides" overturned and closed a ramp on Interstate 270 Thursday.

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) sent out a tweet about the accident that occurred around 10:20 a.m. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer sustained a serious injury, officials said. He was transported to the hospital. 

Officials said the driver was turning too fast on the ramp from I-270, which caused the load to shift, overturning the tractor trailer as a result. 

MoDOT said hazmat crews were called to the scene. The pesticide, which is organochlorine in the granular form, spilled onto the road. The driver was carrying 40,000 pounds of the pesticide, but not all of it spilled. 

The crash caused the closure of the ramp from I-270 onto northbound I-55 and the northbound I-55 ramps to Lindbergh Boulevard. MoDOT said drivers should use alternate routes, as the shutdown was expected to last more than four hours, 

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