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Spill leaves Saskatoon intersection covered in flour

Watch above: A semi’s sudden stop left a Saskatoon intersection covered in flour Thursday morning.

SASKATOON – A spill in Saskatoon Thursday morning left an intersection covered in flour. The spill happened just after 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of 51st Street East and Faithful Avenue.

Saskatoon Fire Department officials say they responded with the hazmat and decontamination units as it was unknown at the time what had spilled.

After questioning the semi driver, it was confirmed that 1.5 metric tonnes of pea starch (flour) had spilled from the trailer onto the road after the semi stopped suddenly.

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Fire crews contained the spill to ensure the flour didn’t enter the storm sewer system.

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