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April 4, 2014

Crews clean spill at border

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Assisting firefighters at the site of the spill were State Police, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and representatives from the State Department of Transportation.

DRYING AGENT

It was unknown how long the cleanup process would take.

Initially, workers had put a drying agent on the road to absorb the liquid and took soil samples to see if the alcohol had contaminated the surrounding ground, Timmons said.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, whose name was not available, was trucking the alcohol to New Jersey, where it was intended to be used in hair solutions to make products like hair dye, the fire chief said.

Rouses Point Volunteer Fire Department firefighters were placed on standby at Champlain’s station, and four Clinton County fire coordinators assisted in the response.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.comTwitter: @FeliciaKrieg

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