Reporting Kai Jackson
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There was a massive hazmat spill on I-95 and 895 in Northeast Baltimore Wednesday night. Right now, both of those roadways are completely shut down.
Kai Jackson has more.
A hazmat crew, Baltimore City police, the Department of the Environment, MdTA officials and Baltimore City firefighters are on the scene for an overturned tanker truck that spilled an unknown amount of non-toxic ink, later identified as printer ink. It happened at the Fort McHenry toll plaza around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Even though the ink is water-based, it’s still considered a hazmat situation.
Preliminary reports from emergency crews on the scene say the driver may have been inebriated. Crews have drained the truck’s fuel and are working on righting the truck. The driver wasn’t hurt, and neither was anyone else.
The printer ink has covered the I-95 roadway and has run onto I-895, as well.
Units are assessing the quantities of 55 gallon drums that are leaking ink and establishing a footprint of the area involved.
The Department of the Environment is doing most of the cleanup. Officials say that will likely take until early Thursday morning.
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