published Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Dalton: Semi crash, chemical spill block I-75

Authorities say the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in north Georgia were blocked as hazardous materials crews work to clean up a chemical spill in the Dalton area.
Authorities say the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in north Georgia were blocked as hazardous materials crews work to clean up a chemical spill in the Dalton area.
Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

DALTON, Ga. — Authorities say the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in north Georgia were blocked as hazardous materials crews work to clean up a chemical spill in the Dalton area.

WSB Radio in Atlanta reports that a semitrailer overturned near Carbondale Road and exit 326, and the southbound lanes were blocked around 6 a.m. Thursday. The accident scene is about 30 miles south of Chattanooga, Tenn.

WTVC-TV in Chattanooga reports that the truck was carrying formaldehyde. No injuries were reported.

It was not immediately clear when the soutbound lanes of the interstate would be reopened.

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