Acid spill near Jordan Lake is cleared after shutting down roads

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — An acid spill near Jordan Lake in Chatham County has been cleaned up, officials said about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The spill shut down several miles of road, though officials said there was no immediate threat to anyone’s life.

Officials closed Farrington Point Road from Martha’s Chapel Road to Old Farrington Road and Lystra Road from Farrington Point Road to Jack Bennett Road.

The spill happened when a truck went through the intersection of  Farrington Point Road and Lystra Road and spilled containers of muriatic or hydrochloric acid while it was making a turn, officials said.

The truck did not wreck and less than 2 gallons of the acid spilled, according to officials.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Chatham County Emergency Management, the North Chatham Fire Department, the state Highway Patrol and the N.C. Department of Transportation worked to clean up the spill.


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