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I-84 in Farmington Reopens After Hazmat Incident

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Interstate 84 in Farmington has reopened after a hazmat incident closed the highway Wednesday morning and the cleanup is underway.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the Emergency Response Unit responded after the driver of a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous waste packaged in boxes and drums noticed a leak and pulled over.

Both sides of the highway had been shut down at exit 40 and Route 9 North in Newington was also closed because of it.

DEEP said the company that owns the truck was bringing forklifts and pallets to repack some of the load. They said the materials include pesticides, paints, and flammable sand corrosives and there is no risk to the public.

There were no evacuations due to the incident.

The local fire department and the state Department of Transportation also responded.

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