Thursday, an 18-wheeler overturned near the intersection of Alabama Highways 35 and 75, spilling organic peroxide, a substance linked to health issues, including breathing problems.
Authorities immediately evacuated businesses and homes in proximity to the intersection. However, according to the DeKalb County Emergency Agency, residents and business owners were allowed to return around 6 p.m.
Those within one-quarter mile of the intersection were asked to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution.
Update for Rainsville Traffic - residents can return to their homes within the traffic re-route area. If you live within 1/4 mile of the 35/75 intersection, you are advised keep your windows and doors closed as a precaution, until the accident is cleaned up later this evening.— DeKalb County AL HSEMA (@DeKalb_Co_EMA) August 18, 2022
The intersection will remain closed until later this evening once a Hazmat crew completes the clean-up.
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