Tractor-trailer spills hazmat material along I-85

Tractor-trailer spills hazmat material along I-85

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by KATIE KILLEN / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:26 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 6:33 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Part of I-85 southbound is blocked at Little Rock Road as hazmat crews work to clean up a corrosive liquid Friday morning.

Officials say a barrel fell off of a truck after midnight.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the left side of a tractor-trailer collapsed spilling barrels onto roadway.  One barrel came open spilling corrosive material onto road.

Chemical is a corrosive chemical with a generic name of sodium bi-sulfate, according to officials.

The Charlotte Fire Department hazmat team contained the spill and  a private cleanup company hired by the trucking company is continuing to clean up the interstate, officials said.

As of the 7:30 a.m., crews have opened two lanes on I-85. No one was injured in this incident.

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