LEBANON, Ind. — All lanes of I-65 in Boone County were closed for 14 hours because of a semi crash and chemical spill on Monday.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office says just after 2:30 Monday afternoon, a semi rear-ended a tanker that was carrying 5,000 gallons of Acetic Anhydride. The crash caused the chemicals to spill onto the interstate, forcing police to shut down both northbound and southbound lanes.
Drivers of both semis were taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The interstate was closed for the rest of the day and through the night. Other emergency tankers and an Indianapolis International Airport foam truck were called in to help clean up the chemical spill.
I-65 finally reopened Tuesday morning around 4:30.