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Bremer County road reopens following anhydrous leak

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A Bremer County road has reopened after being closed for more than 19 hours due to an anhydrous ammonia leak. A Bremer County road has reopened after being closed for more than 19 hours due to an anhydrous ammonia leak.
BREMER COUNTY (KWWL) -

A Bremer County road has reopened after being closed for more than 19 hours due to an anhydrous ammonia leak.

The Bremer County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of two anhydrous ammonia tanks, one leaking, sitting in the road in the 1900 block of County Road C-33 at around 1:57 p.m. on Thursday. That's about a mile-and-a-half west of Highway 63.

Deputies say they found one tank in the road and the other in a ditch.

Deputies determined that the tanks were being towed by a truck when the broke loose. One tank then rolled over, damaging the valve and causing the leak.

Emergency crews decided the best course of action was to let the leaking tank continue to release the anhydrous ammonia. The road was closed until 9:36 a.m. Friday.

No evacuations were required because no homes or businesses were involved.

No injuries were reported and no charges are expected to be filed.

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