Weather Related Delays and Closings

Hazmat Crews Called to Altoona Trucking Company on Possibility of Chemical Explosion

ALTOONA, Iowa  --  Des Moines hazmat crews were called to an Altoona trucking company on Friday afternoon, worried chemicals could explode.

The incident happened at approximately 2 p.m. at Majestic Trucking. A worker say a 55-gallon drum of paint and gun solvent started to expand.

Crews closed 1st Avenue from Adventureland Drive to 4th Street and evacuated people in a 500-feet radius around the business.

Nobody was injured, and the road has been reopened.

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