Cornelius Pass Rd. to reopen after tanker spill

Cornelius Pass Rd. to reopen after tanker spill

Cornelius Pass Rd. to reopen after tanker spill

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Posted on July 11, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 4:02 PM

PORTLAND -- One lane of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road was reopened Thursday afternoon while crews clean up a spill from an overturned tanker truck, police said.

Both lanes were expected to be open by 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Multnomah County spokesman Mike Pullen.

The 2,150 gallons of spilled liquid fertilizer soaked into the ground, and now the earth must be removed.

Deputies and firefighters responded just before noon to the report of a tractor-trailer crash on Northwest Cornelius Pass Road at Northwest 8th Avenue, said Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

Arriving crews confirmed the contents of the tanker were spilling onto the roadway.

"The tractor-trailer tanker was identified as carrying a liquid fertilizer and the liquid spilled from the tanker does not pose a serious danger to the public," according to Alexander. "The spill has been contained and a private hazardous materials company is on scene and beginning clean-up efforts."

Alternate routes for traffic include NW Cornell Road and, NW Newberry Road.  Trucks should use Highway 26. Trucks with hazardous cargos should use Highway 30, to I-405, to I-5, to Highway 217 to Highway 26.

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