77°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
83°
59°
20%
Tue
81°
62°
10%
Wed
82°
65°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

18-wheeler carrying sulfuric acid crashes

5 years ago Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:04:17 AM CST February 14, 2010 Sunday, February 14 2010 Feb 14, 2010 in News
Source: WBRZ

An 18-wheeler carrying sulfuric acid crashed in Donaldsonville this morning.

Louisiana State Police say the driver lost control when trying to turn onto Highway 70 from Highway 3127 and ended up overturned in a ditch.

Hazmat crews were called to the scene to clean up leaking sulfuric acid.

Sand was used to fill the ditch in case more of the corrosive acid spills out of the 3,600 gallon tank during transfer to a new tank.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was released from the hospital.

State Police say Highways 70 and 3127 will remain closed until the cleanup is finished.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
77°
60°
Mon
Partly Cloudy
83°
59°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
81°
62°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
82°
65°
Thu
Partly Cloudy
86°
68°