Chemical spill closed off Goose Creek road Monday

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The chemical spill that closed off a Goose Creek road Monday evening took almost 12 hours to clean and reopen, officials for the Goose Creek Rural Fire Department said.

Cpl. Paul Brouthers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said a car accident led to the chemical spill and forced officials to shut down Highway. Patrol officials said that Bushy Park Road was completely shut off after a chemical spill. Brothers said there were no life-threatening injuries.

Lt. Bolt with the Goose Creek Rural Fire Department said a van pulled out in front of a tractor trailer carrying a flammable, explosive liquid, but none of that liquid spilled. It took officials "a while" to determine what the chemical was and how hazardous it would be, which led to the prolonged closure of Bushy Park Road, he said.

He only said the liquid was "some type of oil," and noted that none of it spilled into the river near the scene of the accident. Bolt said the entire area was cleaned and reopened around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Officials from the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security also responded to the scene.

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