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Semi flips on Ike, spills pool cleaning pellets

ADDISON (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM)  — A hazmat-trained officer was on the scene Tuesday morning of an overturned semitrailer that spilled gallons of pool cleaning pellets onto the shoulder of the Eisenhower Expressyway near west suburban Addison.

Fire and rescue crews were also on the scene with the hazmat-trained officer, which Illinois State Police Elgin District Trooper Darren Love said is standard for accidents involving commercial vehicles.

While technically a hazardous material, the pellets are not considered dangerous in their solid firm, the trooper said.

A semitrailer carrying unidentified materials flipped onto its side about 5:35 a.m. on the Eisenhower (I-290) near the South Wood Dale Road underpass, Love said.

The semitrailer was carrying pool cleaning chemical pellets in 5-gallon drums, according to Love.

Emergency crews will be attempting to get the vehicle upright with in the next few hours, Love said.

The unidentified company whose truck was hauling the load has hired a private firm to remove the spilled load, according to Love.

Read the original article from WBBM News Radio.

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