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High Five Interchange Reopened Hours After Truck Spilled Hazardous Materials

Jun 21, 2018

This story was updated at 3:45 p.m.

This evening's rush hour could have been a lot worse. 

The High Five interchange in northern Dallas — U.S. Highway 75 and Interstate 635 — was shut down for most of the day Thursday after a tanker truck rolled on its side and spilled hazardous materials.

It took hours for crews to clean up the mess. As of 3 p.m. all lanes of 75 and 635 were reopened, save for the ramp from southbound 75 to eastbound 635, where the accident occurred around 4:15 this morning.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans says the truck carrying a resin used to produce plastic struck a wall on the ramp and overturned. No injuries were reported.

Evans said firefighters sprayed water on the tanker as a precaution to keep it cool until a contractor could unload the fuel.

Thursday's closure caused traffic to back up for miles. Police officers and state troopers were working to relieve congestion. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.