Truck flips, spills chemicals on roadway in Volusia County
Driver OK as crews worked to clean up, reopen road
DeBARY, Fla. – A truck ended up on its side Friday in Volusia County, spilling chemicals onto the roadway and closing the road.
The crash was reported on Dirksen Drive in DeBary just west of Interstate 4. It's a well-traveled road that is also the main connector from I-4 to 1792.
Preliminary reports show that the driver's right tire went off the road. The driver then over-corrected the vehicle, and it caused the truck to flip. The driver was not hurt.
Dumont was the company that was carrying the bleach. Dumont employees came in with pumps and took out what was in the tanks.
Two cranes turned over the truck and towed it off Friday night.
The cleanup on the ground continued Friday night. Total capacity was about 2,325 gallons and about half of it was lost.
Several other products, including aluminum sulfate, spilled. Some of the products had mixed, causing a spark. Some diesel fuel was still on the ground, but there weren't any concerns for those who live in the area. The winds were strong enough where the vapors didn't last long, according to the chief.
The police chief said it could have been worse, as it is a narrow road with ditches along the side.
A trail that bikers and joggers use is alongside the road. It also had some of the contents that leaked on it.
Crews may return in a few days for soil remediation to extract the products spilled from the ground.
Officials urged drivers to avoid the area. The road reopened late Friday night.
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