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Authorities investigating Tuesday tanker leak on Winder Highway

Liquid leaking from a tanker at a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit was cleaned up Tuesday evening and Wednesday in the Winder Highway area, according to authorities.

Hall County Fire Services came around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to Winder Highway and Strickland Road, where they found an “unknown liquid actively leaking from the truck,” interim emergency management Director Casey Ramsey wrote in an email.

“Characteristics that we were observing was that the liquid was over 100 (degrees) and not reacting well inside the tanker, which was the reason that it was leaking,” Ramsey said.

Both directions of Winder Highway were shut down as a private hazardous materials response company worked on the scene. It reopened hours later.

The Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia State Patrol and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office assisted on the case.

No injuries were reported, and the incident is being investigated by the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

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