Semi-truck leaks sulfuric acid in Beaverton

Highway 26 was closed at Highway 217 after a semi-truck spilled acid. Homes were also evacuated, June 29, 2013 (Courtesy: ODOT)
Highway 26 was closed at Highway 217 after a semi-truck spilled acid. Homes were also evacuated, June 29, 2013 (Courtesy: ODOT)

BEAVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) — A semi-truck leaking sulfuric acid forced the shut down of Highway 26 for a short time Saturday afternoon.

Around 2 p.m. the truck, carrying a large load of sulfuric acid began leaking near the Highway 217 interchange. Hazmat crew and police closed down all lanes in both direction to secure a 150-foot radius around the leaking truck.

MAX Blue and Red lines were also disrupted because of the leak.

The zone was then closed to a 50-foot radius and traffic was re-opened, but moving slowly.

The only public risk is if someone gets too close to the sulfuric acid.

Clean up crews remain on the scene.

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