Aug 25, 2010 3:42 PM by Melissa Canone

UPDATE-Chemical Spill in Patterson-Hwy 90 West Reopens

UPDATE- Westbound lanes have reopened. The Eastbound lane is still closed.

The 18 wheeler was leaking methanol with aluminum chloride onto the Eastbound lane. Once realized what it was they reopened westbound lane.

Highway 90 East in Patterson is still closed at this time.

Sheriff Naquin with the St. Mary Sheriff's Department is asking patience from drivers traveling on Highway 90 in Patterson close to Todd's Trailer Park. Highway 90 is shut down and traffic is being diverted to HWY 182.

An eighteen wheeler is leaking what the sheriff believes to be Aluminum Chloride.

Hazmat has been dispatched and will not be there for 40 minutes.

Eastbound traffic is backed up 4.5 miles and those traveling Westbound is asked to stay on HWY 182 until the Calumet Bridge


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