News: Tractor-trailer overturns, causes hazmat spill near Monongahela River in Lincoln

ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA — A rollover crash involving a tractor-trailer Monday morning in Lincoln Borough prompted a response from hazmat and fire crews, according to WPXI.

The accident occurred near the bottom end of Bellbridge Road at the Monongahela River. Allegheny County dispatchers received a call from the driver shortly after 1:00 a.m.

An early investigation indicates the driver lost control of the big rig, which was carrying 80 55-gallon drums of a “two-part epoxy chemical,” on the steep roadway. The vehicle entered the woods and overturned, causing it to leak the chemical into a stream near the river.

Firefighters had to extricate the driver from the wreckage before transporting him to a local hospital with minor injuries.

A section of Bellbridge Road shut down as crews worked to prevent the chemical from spreading.

Though a shelter-in-place order was initially implemented. At 7:05 a.m., however, officials said the incident posed no threat to the public. Air monitoring in the area also showed no alarming findings.

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