A driver transporting dynamite for DynoNobel closed eastbound lanes of I-70 in Madison County, Ohio, for more than 10 hours when he fell asleep and his truck hauling 38 pounds of dynamite flipped over this morning, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
The newspaper said Kenneth R. Fontenot, 43, Noel, was eastbound approaching the ramps to Route 56 when the accident occurred at about 3:30 a.m.
Central Township Fire Chief Bill Conway told the Dispatch a half-dozen homes were evacuated as a precaution. A hazardous materials cleanup crew, complete with protective suits, unloaded the cargo, the newspaper said.
Fontenot was treated for minor injuries, as was an unnamed passenger. A truck from Tri-State in Joplin picked up the load later in the morning and took it to its destination: mining companies in New York and Pennsylvania, according to the article.