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Apr 10, 2017

Carrying hazardous chemicals * Canada - Truckers' ask for new safety measures

* Ontario - Councillors say bad weather and trucks carrying dangerous chemicals don’t mix


--- The weather was bad. Road conditions not much better. But that wasn’t enough to keep trucks off the 401... And as the snowstorm raged – a catastrophic pileup near Gananoque killed one driver and a truck spilled a toxic chemical all over the roadway... Dozens of people including emergency responders were treated for possible exposure during a Code Orange at Kingston General Hospital... Now a local councillor says its time to hit the brakes on transports carrying hazardous chemicals during severe weather conditions. And his fellow councillors agree... Mayor Bryan Paterson says banning certain transports may not be the solution but adds last month’s fatal crash serves as a reminder of just how dangerous winter driving can be... Les Struthers works at a local truck stop and sees hundreds of transports daily. He’s in favour of implementing new safety measures for trucks carrying threatening chemicals... 
Kingston, ONT, Canada - CKWS TV - April 05, 2017

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