By News-Register staff • 

Sulfur dioxide spill closes some lanes of 99W near Newberg Thursday

The southbound lanes of Highway 99W near Newberg were partially closed late Thursday afternoon because of a hazardous materials spill in the area.

A spill of sulfur dioxide was reported  about 3:15 p.m. just southwest of Newberg, where 99W widens into four lanes.

The southbound part of the highway was closed about 3:30 p.m., then one lane was reopened to traffic. Traffic was flowing northbound.

Fire officials said they were helping several patients get out of a nearby business, Newberg Steel and Fabrication.

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