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Crash involving explosives closes part of Ga. 53 in Dawson County
Hydromite spill
A mini-pumper transport vehicle carrying 6,000 pounds of a petroleum-based ammonium nitrate, a substance used in rock quarries, was involved in a four-vehicle accident on Hwy. 53 E near Dawson Forest Road and Blue Ridge Overlook on Sept. 10. No serious injuries were reported from the incident. - Photo courtesy of Dawson County Fire/EMS

Motorists can expect delays as Hwy. 53 E continues to be closed at Dawson Forest Road and Blue Ridge Overlook as authorities clean up a spill of hazardous materials from a four-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday morning.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director and Fire Chief Danny Thompson said at 5:13 a.m. Fire Station No. 2 units were dispatched to a multivehicle accident on Hwy. 53, about an eighth of a mile east of Dawson Forest Road.

Fire and emergency personnel arrived on scene at 5:20 a.m. and observed three passenger vehicles and one 6,000 pound mini-pumper transport vehicle on its side laying on Hwy. 53, Thompson said during a press conference Sept. 10.

At 5:23 a.m., crews on the scene determined they were dealing with a petroleum-based ammonium nitrate product, known as Hydromite Advance 120, and called for a remediation hazmat company, Hepco, to assist with the incident.

Motorists can expect delays as Hwy. 53 E continues to be closed at Dawson Forest Road and Blue Ridge Overlook as authorities clean up a spill of hazardous materials from a four-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday morning.

Dawson County Emergency Services Director and Fire Chief Danny Thompson said at 5:13 a.m. Fire Station No. 2 units were dispatched to a multivehicle accident on Hwy. 53, about an eighth of a mile east of Dawson Forest Road.

Fire and emergency personnel arrived on scene at 5:20 a.m. and observed three passenger vehicles and one 6,000 pound mini-pumper transport vehicle on its side laying on Hwy. 53, Thompson said during a press conference Sept. 10.

At 5:23 a.m., crews on the scene determined they were dealing with a petroleum-based ammonium nitrate product, known as Hydromite Advance 120, and called for a remediation hazmat company, Hepco, to assist with the incident.

Full story at www.dawsonnews.com