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U.S. 35 south lanes in Mason County reopen after tanker leak

By Staff reports

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- Two southbound lanes of U.S. 35 in Mason County are reopened after a chemical leaked from a tanker truck on Monday night.

The unknown chemical began leaking just before 6:30 p.m. near the Three Mile Road intersection of U.S. 35, according to Mason County 911 dispatchers.

The southbound lanes reopened at about 8:45 p.m. One northbound lane was expected to reopen around 10 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation's Twitter account.

The chemical is not thought to be flammable and there is no immediate danger to the public at this time, dispatchers said. Crews with the state Department of Environmental Protection and Mason County sheriff's deputies are investigating.


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