PICKLES SPILL ONTO M-21 JARRING TRAFFIC
Pallet of Pickles Shifts As Truck Turns Corner, Pickles Crash Onto Roadway
Nancy Dungerow Barber
It was quite a pickle for drivers on M-21 on Wednesday afternoon. Corunna Police Chief Nick Chiros told Corunna Now that a pickup truck carrying a pallet of large pickle jars lost part of its load as it turned from northbound Shiawassee Street onto M-21. All westbound lanes of M-21 were affected.
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"ALL CLEAR" ISSUED AFTER HAZMAT CALLED TO CHEMICAL LEAK FOLLOWING CRASH
Truck's Brakes Fail at State and Bennington, Tank Overturns
Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office
The "all clear" from authorities has been issued after anhydrous ammonia began leaking from a tank at the intersection of State and Bennington roads, northwest of Bancroft, at around 9:30 on Wednesday morning. A farmer behind the wheel of the truck pulling the tank told authorities the truck's brakes failed. He then made an abrupt turn at the intersection, causing the trailer to jacknif and the tank to overturn. The leak was the result of a pressure release valve that broke in the crash.
Fortunately for local law enforcement, this incident occurred after the department's Cookout with a Cop event at McCurdy Park. Chief Chiros said over 400 hot dogs were cooked for kids and members of the community at the event that took place last week. The Corunna Police Department was joined by Owosso Police Department, Shiawassee County Sheriff's Department and Michigan State Police for the event. Corunna Mayor Chuck Kerridge was the celebrity grillmaster.