Authorities Respond to Anhydrous Spill in Dubuque County

Authorities responded to an anhydrous spill in Dubuque County on Friday morning.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says it happened after an accident around 8 am in the area of 7152 Olde Massey Road in the Key West area. 27-year old Austin Willenborg of Epworth was pulling a tank containing anhydrous ammonia southbound when he lost control. The tank rolled over, causing it to leak.

No one was injured, but Willenborg was transported to Mercy Hospital as a precaution.

A one-mile stretch of Olde Massey Road was shut down for about three hours.

The accident remains under investigation and charges are pending.