Northwest Florida

Pool chemical spill shuts down road in Pensacola

Pensacola, Fla. (WKRG) -  

Crews have shut down a portion of Bauer Road south of Ailanthus Drive to the Tarklin Bayou State Park parking lot. Powdered chlorine fell into the roadway. An official with Escambia County Fire Rescue says approximately 20 buckets of the chemical fell off a flatbed truck. That's about 1,000 pounds of powdered chlorine. Officials do not believe the powdered chlorine made its way into any storm drains or waterways. There are light fumes in the area, but officials believe there are no impacts to people in the area.

A contractor has been called to come in and clean up the spill. Bauer Road is closed to traffic until the chemical can be removed. 

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