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Chemical spill causes closure on Highway 97


Prince George RCMP came upon an overturned tractor / trailer unit on Highway 97 near Bellos Road, south of Prince George on Monday February 2, 2015 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

“The tanker truck is bearing a placard indicating it is transporting or was recently transporting Ammonium Nitrate, a poisonous and explosive chemical,” Cpl. Craig Douglass writes. “This portion of Highway 97 is closed until the scene is deemed safe and the tractor / trailer removed.

Personnel from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Highways are on scene.

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The driver of the truck has been transported by the B.C. Ambulance Service to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. with serious injuries.



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