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U.S. 30 SEMI-TRUCKS CRASH: Highway reopened

February 3, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – US 30 HAS BEEN REOPENED AFTER A SEVERAL-HOUR LONG CLEAN-UP BY WHITLEY COUNTY'S HAZMAT TEAM.
THE ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO SEMIS, IN THE WEST BOUND LANE ON U.S. 30 NEAR THE ALLEN / WHITLEY COUNTY LINE.

NO SERIOUS INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN THE ACCIDENT, BUT A TRAIL OF DIESEL FUEL AND OIL WAS LEFT BEHIND THE TRUCKS AS THEY SKIDDED APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS FROM THE POINT OF COLLISION.

DENSE FOG IN THE AREA MADE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. WEST BOUND TRAFFIC WAS DIVERTED AT COUNTY LINE ROAD TO LINCOLN WAY ROAD (WASHINGTON CENTER ROAD IN ALLEN COUNTY). EAST BOUND TRAFFIC MAY EXPERIENCE EMERGENCY VEHICLES IN THE AREA, MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN WHEN APPROACHING THE AREA FROM EITHER DIRECTION.

PEOPLE TRAVELING FROM FORT WAYNE TO COLUMBIA CITY ARE URGED TO TRAVEL VIA WASHINGTON CENTER ROAD OR STATE ROAD 14 TO STATE ROAD 9.

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