A garbage truck encountered an unknown substance on Tuesday, prompting the closure of U.S. 50 east of Pueblo for about two hours.
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office tells us that the truck ran over the substance and there were strong fumes coming from the area. Sante Fe Dr. (U.S. 50) was closed at Gunnison Street in Blende, Colo. until about 4 p.m. while crews investigated the substance. Several local fire departments and Colorado State Patrol assisted the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office in this investigation.
Nearby residents received a notice to stay indoors and take shelter in place. No evacuations were ordered. It is unclear what the substance was or if it posed any risks to the public.
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