Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

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Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

Unknown amount of chemicals spilled along U.S. Highway 550
A semitrailer carrying hazardous materials rolled and crashed Wednesday night on Molas Pass south of Silverton. The truck was headed north on U.S. Highway 550.
U.S. Highway 550 reopened about 8:30 a.m. Friday between milepost 49 at the bottom of Coal Bank Pass and north to Silverton where a semitrailer rolled over Wednesday and was leaking hazardous materials.

Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

A semitrailer carrying hazardous materials rolled and crashed Wednesday night on Molas Pass south of Silverton. The truck was headed north on U.S. Highway 550.
U.S. Highway 550 reopened about 8:30 a.m. Friday between milepost 49 at the bottom of Coal Bank Pass and north to Silverton where a semitrailer rolled over Wednesday and was leaking hazardous materials.

Rolled truck was off approved routes for hazardous materials

Courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

In red are the routes the state of Colorado allows the transportation of hazardous materials. This week, a truck driver veered off the allowed routes and crashed on U.S. Highway 550 south of Silverton.

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