Paris Road reopens after tanker overturns, leaking chemical

Paris Road reopens after tanker overturns, leaking chemical

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Posted on June 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 7:02 PM

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ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. -- Paris Road has reopened and the Chalmette ferry has resumed servce, nearly four hours after firefighters were called to an overturned tanker truck and chemical leak.

St. Bernard Parish Fire Chief Thomas Stone said the overturned truck near Chalmette Refining was leaking a small amount of a "caustic soda."

Paris Road near St. Bernard Highway was closed while crews cleaned up the leak, and the Chalmette ferry was briefly taken out of service as well because of the incident.  Both have since reopened as of  4 p.m.

No injuries have been reported.
 

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