Crews respond to chemical spill in Henderson

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Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:42 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The sound-bound lanes of Highway 41 were shut down at the Highway 425 exit on I-69 after police say a chemical spilled from a semi late last night.

EMA Director Kenny Garrett says 200 gallons of sodium hydroxide solution, a corrosive chemical used in the production of soap, spilled from the truck.

He says the box truck was somehow punctured while hauling the chemical from Chicago to Nashville.

It leaked from the Twin Bridges to just near the bypass.

The roadway has since reopened.

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