Route 50 W TO Be Shut Down For HazMat

| December 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

UPDATE 10:07pm: The truck has been moved to the Park N Ride on Route 424 in Davidsonville. Route 50 Westbound was open for traffic at 10:07pm.

UPDATE 8:34pm: ABC 2 News has identified the chemical being carried as Isophthaloyl Chloride. Radio traffic indicates that there is a contractor on site to evaluate the condition of the truck and determine the next steps. Eastbound Route 50 has been re-opened for traffic according to CHART.  For the MSDS sheet for this chemical, click here (7 Page PDF).

UPDATE: Live image captured 7:00pm. Westbound Route 50 approaching the incident.

Traffic back up in Annapolis Westbound Route 50 near the Westfield Mall

UPDATES: The following roads are closed. Route 50 westbound before I-97. Route I-97 in both directions. Route 665 is closed at Route 50 east. Police and fire departments are evacuating vehicles that are stuck on I-97 and Route 50.  Radio chatter indicates this will be a long term incident

The Anne Arundel County fire department is shutting down Route 50 West at Route 665.  This is in response to a tanker truck that  parked under the I-97 Overpass leaking a chemical that is reactive to water.
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