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Tanker accident closes suburban intersection

October 1, 2010 7:40:13 PM PDT
An accident this morning shut down a busy intersection in west suburban Hickory Hills for most of the day.

A tanker truck carrying sodium hydroxide hit a utility pole at 95th Street and 76th Avenue.

The pole fell across the truck's trailer, which became tangled in power lines.

The crash caused sodium hydroxide to leak from the tanker.

Two nearby restaurants were evacuated as a precaution.

Crews spent more than 7 hours cleaning up the scene.


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