Chemical blasting agent shut down Kentucky road on Monday

A tanker truck crashed on KY 3415 in Floyd County, Kentucky, on Monday, February 6, 2012, reports

The truck was carrying a powder substance, which was later identified as premixed fuel and an Ammonium Nitrate blasting agent.

The surrounding community of Robinson Creek was evacuated immediately, as crews were called to contain the leak and maintain order.

No injuries were reported from the collision or the spill, but both Northbound and Southbound directions of KY 3415 were closed, according to the news source.

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The absorbent formula safely and effectively neutralizes and contains most acids on contact. Users apply the formula onto a chemical spill and wait for the two properties to solidify. XSORB Acid Neutralizing Absorbent turns liquids into solid matter, which can be swept up and disposed of with relative ease. 

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