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Tanker truck spill closes section of Highway 6 north of Caledonia

Crews work to clean up a tanker truck spill on Highway 6 south of Hamilton on Feb. 21, 2024. (OPP West Region/X) Crews work to clean up a tanker truck spill on Highway 6 south of Hamilton on Feb. 21, 2024. (OPP West Region/X)
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A section of Highway 6 between Hamilton and Caledonia was closed for most of the day Wednesday as crews worked to clean up a tanker truck spill.

“There is a slippery substance covering the roadway, so it’s making it impassable at the moment,” OPP Const. Patti Cote said in a video posted to social media at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday.

There were barricades up at Unity Road and Greens Road, as well as Orkney Street and Argyle Street in the Town of Caledonia. McClung Road was closed at Haldimand Road 66 with traffic is rerouted at the bypass at Greens Road.

“Please don’t go around the barriers, you’re not going to get very far because you definitely don’t want to be coming to where this spill has happened,” Cote said.

Ministry of the Environment staff, firefighters and emergency services were on scene, Cote said.

In an update posted on social media just after 7:30 p.m., OPP said the roads were open again. 

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