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Sulfuric acid spill prompts shutdown of ND 49 near Beulah

BEULAH, N.D. — North Dakota Transportation Department officials have closed state Highway 49 near Beulah due to the crash of a semitrailer hauling sulfuric acid.

Highway Patrol Lt. Tom Iverson says acid spilled in the ditch about 4 miles south of Beulah. He says it’s unknown how much spilled and if there’s any environmental damage.

The unidentified driver was taken to a Hazen hospital with unknown injuries. No other vehicles were involved, and it’s unclear what led to the crash.

Iverson says the highway likely will be closed for some time as hazardous material crews clean up the spill.

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