I-90 Closed For 5 Hours After Chemical Spill - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

I-90 Closed For 5 Hours After Chemical Spill

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) - A chemical spill closed a portion of Interstate 90 in Lorain County for about five hours on Wednesday.

The state Highway Patrol said that aluminum sulfate spilled from a loose cap on the tanker when the driver braked for traffic.

No one was hurt. One car was splashed with the chemical but the driver left the scene. Aluminum sulfate is a corrosive material used to treat wastewater.

Truck driver Philip Mohr, of Wayne, was hauling the load for GAC Chemical Corp. He was traveling from Toledo to a wastewater treatment facility in Cleveland.

Police closed four miles of I-90 between Ohio state routes 58 and 57. A contractor neutralized the chemical and vacuumed the highway.

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