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Worcester County Road Closes After Truck Overturns, Load Spills

Posted: Sep 11, 2018 8:51 PM -04:00 Updated:
(Photo: Susan Drye) (Photo: Susan Drye)

GIRDLETREE, Md.- A part of Snow Hill Road in Girdletree, Maryland was closed until dawn Wednesday after a tractor-trailer overturned and spilled hazardous material.

The incident happened near 3323 Snow Hill Road around 4:45 p.m.

According to Maryland State Police, a tractor-trailer was transporting 10 containers filled with 330 gallons each of a liquid called Sodium Hydroxide.

The driver, from North Carolina, was driving south on the road when he believed the load may have shifted, which caused the truck to overturn. Police said four of the 10 barrels fell into a field, two of which spilled. 

Troopers also said a Verizon telephone pole was hit in the incident. 

The Maryland Department of Environment, State Fire Marshal's Office, and several police and fire departments responded. Hazmat crews established a safe perimeter and were working on the scene. 

As the investigation into the incident continues, police said the road will be closed until dawn Wednesday. 



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