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Published: Tuesday, 6/17/2014

Reported leak shuts down I-75 in western Ohio


SIDNEY, Ohio — A chemical leak has shut down lanes of Interstate 75 in western Ohio in both directions.

Media outlets say initial reports indicated lanes of I-75 in both directions at an exit near Sidney were closed today after a leaking tanker was reported around 10 a.m.

Sidney police chief William Balling says precautionary evacuations are underway within a half mile of the reported leak.

Sidney is about 40 miles north of Dayton.

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