Haz-mat team responds to tanker rollover | SummitDaily.com

Haz-mat team responds to tanker rollover

GRAND COUNTY – A hazardous materials team was called after a tanker carrying 4,000 pounds of aluminum sulfate rolled over on Highway 40 north of Kremmling.The driver, Albert Lara, was not injured.The Des Moines, Iowa, based tanker was enroute from Denver to Craig Monday morning at about 9 a.m., when the driver lost control and rolled into the ditch on the right side of the highway, said Colorado State Patrol Corporal Jack DeSanti.None of the contents leaked out of the tanker, but a haz-mat team, Kremmling Fire Department and Kremmling Emergency Medical Services were all called to the scene as a precaution, DeSanti said.The highway was closed for a large chunk of the day while crews investigated the crash.Aluminum sulfate is a chemical used at water treatment plants and can be dangerous in bulk amounts, DeSanti said.

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