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Toxic fumes force shutdown on Interstate 30

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By Scott Harvey

Caddo Mills – Officials have confirmed that Wednesday's shutdown of Interstate 30 was due to a smoking tanker which was spraying toxic fumes across the roadway.

The incident occurred along the eastbound frontage road, but also affected the interstates main lanes and westbound frontage road.

"It was a flammable [substance]," said a DPS dispatcher. "It was loaded with acetone and some other chemicals. So it could have been a fire or something or a leakage, but it was just smoking and that's what alerted the driver to call everybody in."

Due to the hazardous material authorities closed down the interstate from the 83 mile marker all the way to the 95. The accident occurred near mile marker 87 near Caddo Mills. The cleanup was complete in about an hour.