Big rig carrying fungicide overturns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A tractor-trailer overturned on Heckscher Drive on the Northside on Wednesday afternoon.
The truck was carrying a solid form fungicide, called Manzate. The fungicide is a Class 9 hazardous material, which is the least serious type of hazardous material.
In the container, the fungicide is shrink-wrapped onto pallets, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. The container was not opened and no material spilled onto the roadway or surrounding areas.
The Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Hazmat team was called to the scene at New Berlin Road about 5 p.m. but left shortly after. JSO said there is no hazardous risk from the container to the public.
The trucker, who had just left Blount Island, had pulled over to off-load some of the product and the truck went over on the soft shoulder.
No one was injured, JSO said.
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