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Last updated: Thu. Jan. 19, 2012 - 05:49 pm EDT

Crash closes section of I-69

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Interstate 69 southbound in Allen County closed to traffic for about five hours Thursday at the 99.8-mile marker.

At 1:40 p.m., the Indiana State Police said the driving (right) lane was being reopened. The passing lane was reopened by evening.

The crash was near Lower Huntington Road and the Airport Expressway just south of Fort Wayne.

State police confirmed that a vehicle of a company it contracts with to handle material involved in methamphetamine production was involved in the crash.

The Summitt Environment Inc. truck was in a two-truck convoy transporting material and was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

There was no hazardous spill because everything was wrapped securely and then sealed in barrels, state police said.

Temperatures will drop sharply this afternoon, with wind chills dropping to between zero and 10 above zero, the weather service said. It urged those traveling across northern Indiana this afternoon to allow extra time to reach their destinations.

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