Two hazmat incidents Sunday on I-80 in eastern Nevada
There were two hazardous materials situations Sunday on Interstate 80 in eastern Nevada.
The first was near Emigrant Pass in Eureka County about 20 miles west of Carlin involving two tractor-trailer rigs. One rig hit the back of tractor-trailer with sulfuric acid and breached the tank, causing a spill on the road, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper John Goolsby said.
Only one lane of eastbound Interstate 80 was open after the 9 a.m. crash as the trailer was pulled to the side. The highway is expected to be fully open about 6 p.m. as crews cleaned up the crash.
Both drivers were taken for medical treatment as a precautionary measure.
The NHP, the Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, Carlin Fire & Rescue, Beowawe Fire, Crescent Valley Fire and Eureka County EMS from Crescent Valley responded.
At about 12:13 p.m. on Sunday, a belly dump trailer lost lime powder on the eastbound exit at mile marker 321 about 20 miles east of the Elko County border. Only the exit was closed as the lime was washed off the road and the ramp was reopened by 3 p.m.