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NCFD: Paint, acid spill caused brief shutdown of I-526 EB lanes

Source: SCDOT Source: SCDOT
Source: SCDOT Source: SCDOT
Source: SCDOT Source: SCDOT
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

All eastbound lanes on I-526 have reopened to traffic following a hazmat spill Wednesday morning.

A five-gallon paint can and a half-gallon container of Muriatic acid spilled, prompting the lane closures, according to North Charleston Fire Department spokesperson Bianca Bourbeau.

Motorists were briefly diverted off I-526 at Virginia Avenue while fire crews poured a powder over the spill. 

Muriatic acid can be used as a cleaning solution.

All lanes reopened to traffic shortly before 8 a.m.

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