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Spilled powder causes gridlock in Webster Square

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

WORCESTER — Authorities believe a truck making a delivery of some sort of chemical compound in an industrial area Tuesday inadvertently dropped an unknown white, powdery but non-toxic substance on two sections of Fremont Street.

District Fire Chief Frank DiLiddo said several residents in the area called to report the spill about 10 a.m., and firefighters responded. District Chief DiLiddo requested a Tier 1 response from the state Department of Fire Services hazardous materials response team to help assess how dangerous the white substance was.

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