Residents flee homes after acid spill in Chester

Chester residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday after a truck caught fire and spilled toxic chemicals on Route 17.The acid spill was caused when the truck transporting toxic chemicals blew a

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 6:53 PM

Updated 3,644 days ago

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Residents flee homes after acid spill in Chester
Chester residents were evacuated from their homes Sunday after a truck caught fire and spilled toxic chemicals on Route 17.The acid spill was caused when the truck transporting toxic chemicals blew a tire, crashed and caught fire. First responders shut down the road for several hours, 7 miles from the crash site in both directions. Local residents were evacuated as a precaution even though the hydrochloric acid the truck was carrying did not seep into the air. The fire was eventually contained.


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