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Tanker rollover in Teller County forces the closure of Highway 67

Colorado Springs-Pueblo KKTV logo Colorado Springs-Pueblo KKTV 11/3/2021 Tony Keith
A tanker rolled over along Highway 67 in Colorado on 11/2/21. © Provided by Colorado Springs-Pueblo KKTV A tanker rolled over along Highway 67 in Colorado on 11/2/21.

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A tanker carrying sodium cyanide rolled over on a Colorado Highway Tuesday afternoon.

Colorado State Patrol received the call just after 1 p.m. at Highway 67 and Timer Ridge Road. The area is between Divide and Cripple Creek. According to Trooper Josh Lewis, the tanker rolled and there were no serious injuries reported from the scene. Last time this article was updated, there were no leaks in the tanker. The Hazmat Team for Colorado State Patrol was called to the scene.

The highway was shut down in both directions for several hours, finally reopening just before 10 p.m.

According to the CDC, sodium cyanide is typically used for fumigation, chemical manufacturing and extracting certain metals.

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