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.