Suffolk Fire, Police respond to hazmat spill

Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 15:25:48-05

Photo: Suffolk Fire & Rescue

SUFFOLK, Va. – The Suffolk Police Department and Suffolk Fire & Rescue units responded to a hazmat spill on Route 17.

According to fire officials, a tanker truck carrying waste water and jet fuel spilled fluids over an estimated quarter mile to half mile span of the roadway Friday morning. The call came in at approximately 10:36 a.m. for the spill.

The tanker truck reportedly had a valve open while traveling before being stopped at an intersection, according to Battalion Chief Charles Jolly.

A hazmat company was contacted and assisted with cleanup efforts.

As of 3:15 p.m., the road in the area has been reopened.

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