Fallen canisters cause closure of Nashville ramp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - August 24, 2011

The canisters fell off just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday as the bus traveled around the curve of a ramp to Interstate 65. Metro Nashville police and fire officials were called to the scene because of reports of a foul odor coming from the leaking canisters.

A local television station reported the four canisters of sperm and dry ice were en route from Ohio to a Texas breeding facility.

Officials shut down the ramp until they determined what was in the containers, but the scene was cleared around 9 a.m.

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