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Truck with flammable gas crashes on snowy I-69

The driver received minor injuries, and no other vehicles were involved.

The Associated Press

1/2/2014

DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A truck hauling flammable gas crashed on a snowy Flint-area expressway, forcing a brief evacuation of homes and businesses.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the wreck happened Thursday on Interstate 69 in Davison Township. The driver received minor injuries, and no other vehicles were involved.

Department spokeswoman Anita Richardson says I-69 could be closed up to 12 hours. Snow was falling with winds gusting to 23 miles per hour and temperatures about 14 at the time of the 11 a.m. crash.

MLive.com reports the truck was carrying hydrogen sulfide, a colorless, flammable gas with a rotten egg smell.

Officials briefly ordered a 1-mile evacuation of the area and advises people to stay indoors. WJRT-TV says a nearby senior center is open for anyone who needs a place to go.

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