Chemical Spill On CR 255

By Jessie R. Box

Greene Publishing, Inc.

 

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie R. Box The Ford pickup truck that was hauling hydrochloric acid spilled on CR 255 on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:45 p.m.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie R. Box
The Ford pickup truck that was hauling hydrochloric acid spilled on CR 255 on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:45 a.m.

A 2008 Ford Pickup pulling a trailer that contained containers of hydrochloric acid was traveling west on the westbound exit ramp from I-10 to County Road 255 at 6:45 a.m., on Wednesday, July 9, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Eugene Saliard, 45, of Jacksonville, failed to stop at the stop sign and attempted a left turn onto CR 255 from the exit ramp. The trailer overturned and there was approximately 150-200 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled from several containers on the trailer. The truck came to a final rest facing south on the west shoulder of CR 255.

Madison Fire Rescue, Lee Volunteer Fire Department and the Tallahassee Fire Department Haz-Mat team responded. CR 255 is closed at this time at I-10 but I-10 is open and unaffected. Cleanup is underway.

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