Haz-mat team called in for fluid spill at Tomah crash scene

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Crews had to close down part of a street and call in a haz-mat team after a crash involving a dump truck.

It happened around 5:20 a.m. Thursday on the 100 block of North Superior Avenue in Tomah. The Tomah Police Department says the crash resulted in a "significant leak" of hydraulic fluid from the truck. Fire crews contained the spill to keep the fluid from getting into a storm drain nearby. Crews shut down about 200 feet of one of the south lanes of Superior Avenue.

Officers say a pickup truck that was turning onto Superior Avenue didn't yield, and hit the side of the dump truck. It damaged the dump truck and caused the leak. Nobody was hurt. The driver of the pickup truck was ticketed for failing to yield.

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