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N.C. 9 closed for potential chemical spill

Published 3:07pm Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A tractor-trailer accident involving a chemical spill has shut down N.C. 9 near in Polk County as HazMat crews check for a potential chemical leak.

The wreck happened around 8 a.m. on N.C. 9 near the Green River bridge involving three vehicles, according to officials. All three drivers had non-life threatening injuries.

Officials say there is no danger of contamination to Lake Adger or the Green River.

Responding to the scene of the accident were state highway patrol, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mill Spring and Sunny View fire departments and the Polk County Rescue Squad.

 

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