Authorities respond after tractor trailer leaks chemical on Route 5 in North Haven

Authorities respond after tractor trailer leaks chemical on Route 5 in North Haven



NORTH HAVEN — Firefighters responded when a tractor trailer began leaking a chemical on Route 5 early Thursday afternoon.

Fire Chief Paul Januszewski  said authorities determined the tractor trailer was leaking a a paint product that is considered a “minor” environmental issue. As a precaution the area near Defco Park Road was secured, but traffic was allowed to go through, Januszewski  said. The spill was reported around 12:30 p.m.

A hazardous material disposal company responded and the road was fully re-opened around 2:30 p.m.

Heavy traffic delays were reported in the area. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection also responded.

– Record-Journal staff 

 


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