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Officials say a semi-tractor trailer rolled over and spilled asphalt shavings all over the roadway, resulting in an hours-long road closure in Algonquin Monday.

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Algonquin Police Department responded around 11:40 a.m. Monday to Algonquin Road near Main Street for a rollover crash.

Algonquin Police Department Sgt. Jason Burzynski said the crash occurred on Algonquin Road between Main Street and Route 31.

An initial investigation showed a semi-tractor trailer combination was traveling westbound on Algonquin Road approaching the “S-curves.”

Witnesses told officers the truck entered the curves and began to shake and lose control, Burzynski said.

The truck rolled over, causing the asphalt shavings in the trailer to be dumped onto the roadway.

The load spilled across all of eastbound Algonquin Road and the truck blocked all of the westbound lanes, Burzynski said.

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The driver of the truck was evaluated but declined transport to the hospital. A second vehicle sustained minor damage from the truck.

Algonquin Road between Route 31 and Main Street was shut down for most of the day on Monday.

Burzynski said Algonquin Public Works and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were called to clean up the spill.

Whitey’s Towing responded with a heavy-duty tow to upright the truck and remove it.

The crash also resulted in diesel fuel and hydraulic line oil spilling onto the roadway, which required a HazMat clean-up.

IDOT remained on the scene to await the cleanup crew and truck, Burzynski said. The roadway was reopened by 6:15 p.m. Monday.