Rest stop on I-26 evacuated after cedar oil spill; Hazmat team r - | WBTV Charlotte

Rest stop on I-26 evacuated after cedar oil spill; Hazmat team responds

Cleanup crews at I-26 rest stop (Nov. 14, 2017/FOX Carolina) Cleanup crews at I-26 rest stop (Nov. 14, 2017/FOX Carolina)
FLETCHER, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Henderson County Communications said a rest stop on Interstate 26 was evacuated Tuesday after the leak of an initially unidentified liquid.

According to officials, the rest area in Fletcher was closed due to an 18-wheeler leaking a chemical around 2:10 p.m.

The Fletcher Fire Department, fire marshal and a Haywood County Hazmat team were called to the scene.

Officials said it was determined that cedar wood oil, a non-hazardous material, was leaking from 55 gallon drums housed in the truck. Approximately 10 gallons of the oil spilled.

The rest stop will remain closed during cleanup.

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