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Liquid fertilizer spill snarls traffic on I-5

Truck spills about 800 gallons after colliding with another vehicle
by: Courtesy of TVFR Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Hazardous Materials Team helped evaluate and coordinate the cleanup of a fertilizer spill at I-5 and Sagert Street in Tualatin Monday morning. The spill backed up traffic on I-205 all the way to West Linn.

A spill on Interstate 5 and Sagert Street in Tualatin snarled traffic Monday morning when a truck hauling 1,000 gallons of liquid fertilizer collided before 8 a.m. with another vehicle.

The fertilizer tank dislodged and leaked about 800 gallons of fertilizer onto the highway. No one was injured.

Two lanes of traffic were blocked on I-5 northbound just north of the Interstate 205 on-ramp.

Traffic on I-205 was backed up to West Linn. Traffic on I-5 north is slow to Wilsonville.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's Hazardous Materials Team worked with Oregon's Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, the state Department of Environmental Quality and the company that owns the truck to coordinate the cleanup.