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Roadways sanitized after human waste spills on Ina overpass

Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 21:23:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Marana police and the Arizona Department of Transportation worked to clean up a human waste spill that clogged traffic on the Ina Road overpass Monday.

According to Sgt. Jeff Pridgett, all but one westbound lane of Ina Road was closed, while eastbound Ianes remained open.

The spill was caused by a truck's mechanical failure.

The westbound I-10 offramp has been sanitized and has reopened

According to Marana police, officers responded to a call of a substance thought to have been tar on the roadway.

A hazmat crew responded to the scene.

Traffic restrictions were in place during the cleanup. Motorists were diverted to Orange Grove or Cortaro Farms.