NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Crews with Norfolk Fire and Rescue have controlled a HazMat incident on Hampton Boulevard and clean-up crews have finished clearing the affected area.
Battalion Chief Julian Williamson said a tractor-trailer carrying ferric chloride -- a corrosive solution used to treat sewage -- began to leak at the corner of Hampton Boulevard and Baker Street around 1 p.m. The truck from Liquid Cargo, a company out of West Palm Beach, Fla., was quickly moved off the roadway and was not a risk, but spilled about 300 gallons of material.
According Williamson, the situation was controlled by about 7 p.m. and some firefighters began to clear the scene while others remained to help a contracted clean-up crew. Crews brought in a sand truck, and planned to dike and dam the leak.
Roads in the area were closed while the spill was cleaned, but were reopened Friday evening. All lanes of Hampton Boulevard reopened Saturday.
A HazMat crew and Navy Regional Fire assisted with the situation.
No injuries have been reported, but the Oro Azteca restaurant and 7-Eleven were evacuated as a precaution. The 7-Eleven reopened late Friday evening.
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