Evacuations Lifted In Hendersonville After Crash Causes Chemical Spill

Posted at 10:01 PM, Jun 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 07:07:24-04

The evacuation order has been lifted in Hendersonville after a crash caused a chemical leak.

The incident involving a tanker truck carrying sulfuric acid happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday on Rockland Road near Freehill Road.

No injuries were reported in the crash, but since the hazardous material was involved, first responders closed Rockland Road from West Main Street to Freehill Road.

Several nearby businesses were evacuated. A neighbor in the area told NewsChannel 5 they were asked by law enforcement to evacuate within a quarter mile of the crash site.

The Hendersonville Fire Department worked to contain the material, which leaked from the tanker into a drainage ditch.

The evacuation order has been lifted. Crews hope to reopen Rockland Road soon.