TUCSON, AZ (February 14, 2023) - The Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) is reporting that AZDPS is investigating a collision involving a commercial truck tanker that rolled over on Interstate 10 eastbound between Rita and Kolb roads. The tanker is leaking hazardous material.
The AZDPS Hazardous Materials Response Unit and partner agencies including Tucson Fire Department, Tucson Police Department, Pima County Sheriff's Department and Marana Police Department are working together to mitigate the incident.
First responders are working to evacuate a perimeter around the area of the incident.
--Update 5:09 p.m., February 14, 2023--
The tanker involved in this collision was hauling liquid nitric acid.
Interstate 10 remains closed in both directions between Rita and Kolb roads in Tucson. Motorists should continue to avoid the area and seek an alternate route.
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