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Acid Spill Causes Evacuation, Street Closure

Posted August 2, 2007 2:10 p.m. EDT

— A tanker car leaked hydrochloric acid on a rail line in Durham Thursday morning, prompting authorities to evacuate a business and block off the area to traffic.

The acid spill in the 2000 block of East Pettigrew Street was reported shortly before noon.

Authorities closed Pettigrew Street between Briggs and Driver streets while hazmat teams stopped the leak and cleaned up the spilled acid.

A business located nearby was evacuated, but no injuries were reported.