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Chemical temporarily shuts down Hwy. 19 on Big Island

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Highway 19 was shut down for almost 2 hours Monday afternoon after a truck overturned, causing a chemical spill.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. near Alae Cemetary Road.

The driver was taken to the Hilo Medical Center.

A hazardous materials team cleaned up the spill.

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