Virginia

Chemical spill at Hopewell plant causes roadway closure

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — The “all-clear” has been given after a chemical leak at a Hopewell plant temporarily shut down a roadway.

Local news outlets report that emergency crews responded to AdvanSix, formerly known as the Honeywell Plant, Tuesday night after receiving a call about the leak.

Officials say the leak was quickly contained inside the plant, although State Route 10 was temporarily closed as a precaution. The road has since reopened.

News agencies report the chemical released is called Oleum, which is a strong sulfuric acid.

Officials say there is no longer a threat to the surrounding community. Crews are continuing to investigate what caused of the leak.

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