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Hanover Street Bridge closed while officials clean up fertilizer spill

Officials closed Baltimore’s Hanover Street Bridge Wednesday morning before 8 a.m. after a fertilizer spill.

Around 2 p.m., fire and public works crews cleaned the powdery white substance from the bridge while it remained closed to traffic.

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The police department determined the situation did not require hazmat cleanup, said police spokeswoman Chakia Fennoy.

“A large amount of material was spilled onto the road. It’s an element that was used for fertilizer,” Fennoy said. “Whenever cars were driving over it ... it was causing dust to form.”

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Wednesday afternoon, police also blocked off the entire section of Hanover Street south of I-95, an area that includes businesses like Nick’s Fish House and City Garage.

It caused confusion among travelers, some of whom approached the police barricade to ask for an alternate routes to locales like MedStar Harbor Hospital, which is on the south side of the bridge.

The bridge spans the Patapsco River and connects South Baltimore to Cherry Hill.

This story will be updated.

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