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Dupont ramp reopens after leaking liquid contained

The Dupont ramp to northbound Interstate 69 opened shortly after a non-hazardous petroleum-based material leaked from the trailer of a stalled tractor-trailer rig Sunday night, according to the Indiana State Police.

Troopers observed a liquid leaking from the trailer when they stopped to assist the driver of the tractor-trailer rig about 11:40 p.m., the report said. The ramp and northbound lanes at the 116 mile marker were closed for a short time while emergency crews identified and contained the spill, police said.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team determined that the product was isocyanate, a non-hazardous product commonly used in the manufacture of foam. No injuries were reported, according to the fire department report, and the spill was contained in the area around the Star Transportation trailer.

The driver has been arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated, state police said. His name was not released.

Agencies responding to the scene were the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Fire Department and Police departments, Fort Wayne-Allen County Office of Homeland Security, Allen County Emergency Management, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority and Indiana Department of Transportation.

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