Chemical Spill on North Monroe Causes Game Day Traffic Delays

Tallahassee Fire Department
Posted at 12:17 PM, Oct 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-17 09:39:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Emergency crews are on scene of a chemical spill at the intersection of Fred George Rd and North Monroe.

From the Tallahassee Fire Department:

This morning at 9:18 a.m. The Tallahassee Fire Department was dispatched to an overturned drum of an unknown liquid at the intersection of Fred George Rd and North Monroe.

Tallahassee Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Team arrived on scene to find between 300 - 500 gallons of a strong basic solution, meaning it is on the opposite side of the pH scale of an acid, spilled in this area from a chemical company.

The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection is on scene with TFD's Hazardous Materials crews mitigating the incident. This is not an air-born product and there is no immediate threat to the general public. People are asked to avoid the area if possible due to the high volume of traffic and minor detours.

The parking lots located to the immediate northwest of the intersection have been closed off while TFD crews work on the spill. The public is encouraged to stay tuned to local news should there be any updates. Leon County Sheriff's Deputies have also been assisting on scene.