Chemical spill closes portion of Airline Highway - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Chemical spill closes portion of Airline Highway

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US 61/Airline Highway has since reopened. US 61/Airline Highway has since reopened.
A clean-up crew at the scene on Airline Highway A clean-up crew at the scene on Airline Highway

LaPlace, La. - Both sides of Airline Highway were shut down midday Thursday due to a chemical spill on Airline Highway near the St. Charles / St. John Parish line.  Airline Highway has since reopened.

A spokesperson with St. Charles Parish Government says a truck carrying hydrochloric acid spilled the chemical in a parking lot.

Soda ash is being used to neutralize the chemical.  There have been no protective orders or evacuations issued.

Check back with FOX 8 News for more information.

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