Aviation Parkway Open Again After Chemical Spill
Posted July 19, 2005 7:58 a.m. EDT
MORRISVILLE, N.C. — Both directions of Aviation Parkway are open again after being closed for more than 10 hours after a chemical spill Tuesday morning.
Crews spent Tuesday cleaning up the area where a freight truck spilled about 330 gallons of a cleaning fluid along the road about a quarter mile south of I-40 exit 285, according to authorities.
The northbound lane opened at about 3 p.m.; the southbound lane opened shortly after 7 p.m.
The area was closed for most of the day, causing delays and congestion while crews used a drying compound that absorbed the oily cleaning fluid.
The Environmental Protection Agency, who has a representative at the scene, said there is no indication that there has been any contamination. Officials had been concerned about the spill contaminating Lake Crabtree, but believe they have contained it.
Reports indicate the freight truck carrying the fluid had been involved in a collision, but the details of what happened are unclear.
Wake County Emergency Management office said the cleaning fluid, Cool-All, is not a life-threatening chemical and is not a highly flammable material.