Fire Department responds to chemical leak on I-10

Published 9:03 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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LAPLACE — The St. John Parish Fire Department was dispatched to I-10 Westbound at the scales at 6:35 a.m. Wednesday in response to a chemical leaking from a box truck.

The area is secure, and there is currently no threat to the public, according to the St. John Fire Department.

The call began in St. Charles Parish with St. Charles Fire personnel responding. The truck was moved off the elevated interstate to the scales.

Responders determined muriatic acid was leaking from a tote inside of the box truck.

State Police Hazmat personnel are on scene. The trucking company has a cleanup crew coming from Baton Rouge to resolve the incident.

The St. John Fire Department will remain on scene to assist as needed.