UPDATE: 7:33 p.m.: The Chief of Jackson Township has said that westbound roads will reopen at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night and the clean up crew will be done by Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATE 5:33 p.m.: Chief of the Cambria County SHARP Hazmat Team, Steve Kass has confirmed that the two chemicals in the crash were organic peroxide and perchloric acid. The evacuation zone has also been shortened to a 500-yard radius of the crash, according to EMA Director, Art Martynuska.
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A crash on U.S. 22 has left roads closed and traffic is being asked to avoid the area.
A crash on U.S. 22 has closed the roads between Dishong Mt. Road exit and County Line Road. All lanes are closed, according to 511 Pa. Art Martynuska, the EMA Director/911 Coordinator for the Cambria County Department of Emergency Services, said that the roads will be potentially closed into Wednesday, June 7.
There is currently a 1-mile evacuation radius and multiple agencies have been called to attend to the scene, according to Martynuska. This includes fire departments, the Cambria County Hazmat team and ambulance units. The tractor-trailer that crashed was carrying a mixed load of chemicals.
A member of the Vintondale Fire Department has confirmed that the chlorine has entered into a tributary near Blue Spruce Road.
The crash happened sometime during the afternoon of Monday, June 5. No one was injured.
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Cambria County 911 is advising anyone who is affected by the evacuation order to contact the 911 center at the non emergency number at 814-472-2100 for arrangements. The Jackson Twp Fire Department has also opened their fire department as a shelter.