Montana News

Feb 11, 2013 5:53 PM by MTN News - Billings

Semi truck wreck spills calcium chloride into the Clarks Fork River

BELFRY - At around 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Carbon County emergency crews and the Montana Highway Patrol responded to a wreck involving a semi truck pulling two trailers five miles south of Belfry on Highway 72.

According to MHP Trooper Gabe Bernard, a semi failed to negotiate a turn near the Jackson Creek Bridge, sending the two trailers full of calcium chloride into the river.

Bernard says a significant amount of the calcium chloride leaked into the river.

Crews are on scene removing the wreckage.

Trooper Bernard says that there were no injuries.

The driver, who works for Lynch Trucking of Riverton, Wyoming, was issued two citations.

The roadways are clear and open to traffic.

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