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It was an eventful weekend for local first responders.

Starting with Saturday night, a chemical spill on one of Clinton's busiest streets forced the redirection of traffic. According to Kyle Livingston of the Clinton Fire Department, the call came in between 5:30 pm and 6 pm of a large tanker that was stuck at the underpass on Van Buren Street. He indicates upon arrival, there were several leaks, that included an oil spill.

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The scene was originally being worked on as an accident scene but Livingston says they quickly considered it a hazmat situation. He says chemicals were making their way into the sewer system.

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Livingston says there was visible damage to the railroad viaduct, so that had to be inspected as well.

He says it was a great effort of several agencies coming together and working together for a smooth outcome.

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