Leak closes section of Capital Beltway

November 18, 1991

A two-mile section of the Capital Beltway was closed to traffic for four hours yesterday after a 55-gallon drum containing a hazardous material tipped over in the back of a tractor-trailer and began leaking, authorities said.

The outer loop of the beltway, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Central Avenue, was shut down from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. while firefighters from Prince George's County cleaned up the ethanolamine, an alcohol-based solvent described by officials as an irritant.

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