The Public Safety Department of Arizona reinstates a one-mile perimeter shelter-in-place around a crash. The crash involved a commercial tractor truck hauling liquid nitric acid.
The acid is considered hazardous and slopped along Interstate 10 in Tucson.
The authorities stated that the crash led to an evacuation. The orders were lifted Tuesday night and reinstated Wednesday morning. Interstate 10 was closed in both directions between Kolb and Rita roads in Tucson.
“While crews were attempting to remove the load from the commercial vehicle, gassing occurred. Unified Command advises anyone within the one-mile perimeter to turn off heaters and/or air conditioning systems that bring in outside air,” the news release said. “The public should avoid the area, and motorists should seek an alternate route,” said DPS in a news release.
The Department of Public Safety did not indicate when the shelter-in-place is going to be lifted. The sad newsstands that the truck driver died in the crash, but his identity is not acknowledged.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nitric acid is a colorless liquid with yellow or red fumes and an acrid odor. It can irritate the eyes, skin, and mucus membranes.
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