Modesto police had a mess on their hands for about 3 hours yesterday, after a tanker truck carrying waste liquid to the treatment plant sprung a leak.
The material was spread over a wide area, forcing the closure of some major streets during the morning rush. As it turned out, the precautions weren´t necessary. The material was non-toxic. Clean up will be expensive, though,and the company, Indalex Aluminum Solutions, will have to pay for it. A cap on the tanker had not been closed properly.