Highway 6 closed temporarily to check for hazardous leak | SummitDaily.com

Highway 6 closed temporarily to check for hazardous leak

Lu Snyder

KEYSTONE – Highway 6 near Loveland Pass was closed for several hours Wednesday night as the Summit County Hazardous Materials Team responded to a call.

According to law enforcement officials, the drivers of a hazardous materials truck pulled over on Highway 6 and called 9-1-1 after they became nauseated and began vomiting.

Though the symptoms are classic signs carbon monoxide poisoning, the haz-mat team had to rule out a hazardous materials leak before reopening the highway, Sgt. Ed Clark of the Colorado State Patrol, said. The haz-mat team determined there was a leak in the truck’s exhaust system but no hazardous materials leak.

The highway was closed from approximately 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Clark said.

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