Hazardous Material Spill Reported on Hwy. 53


Lanier Swafford

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A truck hauling an arsenic-based insecticide was involved in a two-vehicle crash Friday evening resulting in a hazardous material spill on Hwy. 53 East near the Etowah River.

A 300-gallon container came loose from the truck that was traveling downhill and struck another vehicle. Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford said no injuries were reported.

Emergency crews responded to the incident that closed both lanes of Hwy. 53 for several hours.

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