Nitrogen spill closes busy highway

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POUCE COUPE, B.C.. — A truck driver has been charged with driving without due care and attention, after his truck flipped, spilling nitrogen and forcing the closure of Hwy. 2 for eight hours.

Two kilometres of Hwy. 2 southeast of Pouce Coupe, B.C. was closed while fire departments from as far away as Dawson Creek were dispatched. B.C. Environment officials were also deployed as part of the investigation.

The truck driver and his passenger were released from Dawson Creek and District Hospital after receiving medical attention for some minor injuries. The truck received about $60,000 in damage.

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