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JSO: Truck spills waste water on Union Street

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Fire and Rescue hazmat crews responded to Union Street near the Interstate 95 exit after a tanker truck overturned, spilling industrial waste water onto the road, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to JSO, a tanker truck carrying waste water from a landfill shifted its weight and overturned under I-95 on Union Street, causing about 6,000 gallons of water to spill out.

JFRD said the water isn't a hazard, but crews were attempting to prevent the water from mixing into the sewer system. They brought in a vacuum truck to suck up the water so it can be taken to a site to be processed.

The driver of the truck was not injured and no other vehicles were involved in the accident, JSO said.

Traffic on Union Street was backed up because of the clean-up crews and the I-95 southbound exit ramp onto Union Street was closed.

Crews said it would take time to clean the water up, but there is no environmental emergency.


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