McCreary County Schools closed due to chemical spill on US 27

McCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT)- McCreary County Schools are closed Friday, due to the danger posed by a chemical spill on U.S. 27.

A tractor trailer crashed Thursday evening and spilled hazardous material in Southern Kentucky. As a result, the highway has been closed well into Friday morning.

The McCreary County Sheriff says that the truck was trying to make a sharp turn Thursday when it flipped on its side. This caused the truck to spill hazardous material all over the roadway.

Investigators say the truck spilled ten gallons of sodium hydroxide solution. Haz-mat units were called to the scene to clean up the spill and flush out the hazardous material.

No one was hurt in the crash, but U.S. 27 has been shut down between Highway 700 and Highway 90. As of 6:30 AM on Friday, there was still no word as to when the road would be re-opened.


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