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Residents Seek Shelter After Chemical Spill

Posted at 11:11 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 21:04:00-05

More than 100 residents have been forced from their homes after a semi hauling hazardous chemicals crashed on Interstate 24.

The two-semi crash happened on Interstate 24 at mile marker 87, between Joe B. Jackson Parkway and Epps Mill Road.   

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One of the trucks crashed into a wooded area on the side of the interstate, causing it to catch fire and spill pool supplies - including chlorine tablets.

At least 150 homes near Buchanan Estates and Rankin and Aldridge Road were evacuated after residents were previously asked to remain indoors and turn off their HVAC units. 

Other roads affected included Epps Mill Road, Miller Road, Capitol Way, Rankin Road and Aldridge Road and near the Dollar General store. 

A shelter has been set up at the Patterson Park Community Center on Mercury Boulevard in Murfreesboro. Residents should expect to be out of their homes for most of the day.