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Hazmat cleanup took several hours

Posted by Vicki Smith - email

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The State Hazmat Team and Bladen County officials were on the scene of a head on collision in Bladen County, near the Cumberland County border off NC 87 Monday morning.

According to officials with the North Carolina Emergency Management Team, two tractor trailers collided early Monday morning. One of those trailers was carrying 7,000 gallons of Methanol Gas and the gas was leaking between five to seven gallons a minute.

Bladen Emergency Management Director Bradley Kinlaw said that about 6,000 gallons of Methanol has leaked out at this point.  Cleanup crews were on the scene to maintain the spill.

One driver was treated for minor injuries at Bladen County hospital.  The other driver was uninjured.

Both northbound lanes on 87 were closed while crews worked to clean the leak.  One southbound lane is open to traffic.

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