Montgomery/Greene County
LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE COUNCIL

In Your Car

 

Trucks carrying hazardous materials in certain quantities must have diamond-shaped signs (placards - see below) displayed on the front, back, and sides of their vehicle. These signs identify the type of chemical being transported.

 

If you witness an accident involving a placarded truck:

 

  • Go to the nearest phone and dial 9-1-1 to report the accident
  • If you have been able to observe the color and/or number on the placard without approaching the vehicle, include this information in your report;
  • DO NOT approach the vehicle, attempt rescue, or remain at the If you see a plume or unusual cloud, it may contain hazardous chemicals:
  • Close your windows and turn off or close ventilation to avoid breathing harmful fumes;
  • Turn on your car radio and listen for any emergency information.
     

 

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