OZARK, Mo. – Traffic was slowed and backed up just south of U.S. 65 near Evans Road today after containers of windshield washer fluid were spilled in a crash about 10 a.m.
Ozark Fire Chief Bill Arington said the crash involved a ¾-ton truck pulling a 16-foot trailer that carried four “totes” of the fluid, each about 4 feet by 4 feet by 4 feet. Two of the containers went off into the median of 65 when the truck hit a guard rail.
Some of the fluid spilled, the chief said, but after consulting with Springfield Hazardous Materials and the Department of Natural Resources, it was determined the liquid was diluted to a level that was not toxic and the owner was instructed to pump off the remaining fluid into new containers.
Traffic was stopped for about half an hour, but returned to normal before noon, he said.