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Hazmat incident closes major intersection


Route 611 was closed at Route 313 late Tuesday afternoon for a hazardous materials incident in Plumstead Township, impacting rush hour traffic, Doylestown Township Police said in a posting on CrimeWatch.

According to published reports, the hazmat situation, at approximately 4 p.m., was caused by an overturned oxygen tanker at the intersection in Plumstead Township.

Various fire and rescue companies, along with a hazmat team and a medic, responded.

No further details were made available.

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