Hazardous spill shuts down part of Route 7 in Pownal

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POWNAL — A hazardous spill from a truck transporting aluminum sulfate shut down part of Route 7 early Saturday morning.

The incident took place around 6:30 a.m. near the Massachusetts border.

A tractor-trailer owned by the Holland Company in Adams, Mass. was hauling liquid aluminum sulfate when one of the valves broke on the trailer causing the material to leak out and onto the roadway.

The material was quickly contained by emergency responders and the Holland Company provided resources to clean up the spill.

Along with the Pownal Fire Department and the Vermont State Police, members of the State of Vermont Hazmat Team, Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Bennington Fire Department, and authorities from the State of Massachusetts responded to the scene.

US Route 7 was closed to all traffic for 4 hours while crews cleaned up the roadway.

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