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Crews cleaning spill on Halifax County roads

Posted July 9, 2008

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— Crews were trying to clean up a flammable liquid off a 15-mile stretch of roads in Halifax County early Wednesday.

Authorities received a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about a tanker truck leaking a liquid. Deputies eventually got the driver to stop on Highway 158.

Authorities found puddles of the the substance throughout Roanoke Rapids and on the highway.


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  • killerkestrel Jul 9, 2008

    Resin used at the Georgia Pacific Plant to make plywood is what was spilled.

  • GoHeels88 Jul 9, 2008

    the guy from the fire dept. that i talked to last night said it was diesel fuel... but it did not smell like it..

  • wdkanesfan Jul 9, 2008

    There was a lot of sand on the road in the Jackson area on hwy 158. Does anyone know what was spilled?

  • prayin4tr Jul 9, 2008


  • killerkestrel Jul 9, 2008

    Actually from Conway to Davie School west of Roanoke Rapids on US 158. Beware of sandy spots.