Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chemical Spill In Hendry County

Roads Closed At US 27 And SR 80

CLEWISTON, FL. -- State Road 80 and the southbound lanes of US 27 were closed at the SR80/US27 intersection west of Clewiston due to a chemical spill.

Approximately 250 to 300 gallons of magnesium nitrate from the spill was cleaned up, and the road was closed for several hours.

The spill was the result of a 2002 Mack truck, driven by Alan Wade of Lake Placid, hauling two tanks of fertilizer turning left from US27 to SR80 when the tanks fell from the trailer. Traffic was diverted until 3 P.M. Thursday as hazmat crews continued the cleanup.

Wade was charged with failing to secure the load by the FHP.

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