Update from Cass County Emergency Management Agency on truck rollover on March 25, 2024

Last Updated on March 25, 2024 by Cass County Emergency Management Agency

On March 25, 2024, at approximately 8:25 a.m., Cass County public safety agencies were dispatched to County Road 225 S between County Roads 375 W and 275 W for a report of a single vehicle accident, a semi that had rolled over.

Upon arrival a semi was found to be on its passenger side laying off the north side of the roadway. Due to the presence of HAZMAT placards Cass County Emergency Management Agency was requested to respond. The material spilled was later identified as Electric Arc Furnace Dust (EAF).

Responders from Cass County Emergency Management Agency, Logansport Fire Department and Clinton Township Fire Department worked to contain the spill with reinforced plastic sheeting to prevent further spill or leakage to the environment. Additional berms were constructed to contain diesel fuel and other leaking observed. The spill had been contained by 0945 and some responders were released from the scene at that time.

EMA remains on scene with the Clinton Township Fire Department awaiting representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Emergency Response section and cleanup contractors from the companies involved. All hazards are contained onsite and covered at this time. There is no danger to the surrounding community at this time.

The vehicle involved was owned by Gardner Transport Services, Inc and was transporting material from Nucor Steel Crawfordsville to Waelz Sustainable Products (WSP).

Also responding to the scene was the Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Cass County Emergency Medical Services. The Cass County Highway Department and Cass County Central Dispatch also assisted with resource support. County Road 225 S will remain closed while cleanup operations are completed.

An additional information release is anticipated this afternoon following further consultation with IDEM and cleanup contractors from the companies involved.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Emergency Management Agency

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