North Rhine-Westphalia: Liquid escapes from a tanker accident - traffic jams on the A57

Krefeld (dpa / lnw) - There are traffic jams on the Autobahn 57 near Krefeld after liquid leaked in the accident of a tanker truck and a dangerous goods alarm was triggered.

North Rhine-Westphalia: Liquid escapes from a tanker accident - traffic jams on the A57

Krefeld (dpa / lnw) - There are traffic jams on the Autobahn 57 near Krefeld after liquid leaked in the accident of a tanker truck and a dangerous goods alarm was triggered. The driver of the truck was seriously injured in the accident and life-threatening danger cannot be ruled out, the police said on Tuesday. According to the fire brigade, the leaked liquid ultimately turned out to be liquid plastic that was no longer dangerous for the environment and the population.

According to police reports, the tanker truck overturned on Tuesday morning at the Krefeld-Gartenstadt junction in a single accident. The cause was initially unclear. A spokesman for the Krefeld fire department said some of the liquid in the tank had leaked and was steaming. The plastic has now hardened and is lying on the street. The rescue may take some time, the police spoke of "long-term traffic disruptions".

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