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Truck lost two containers of chemical, caused road closure in Lee County

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Published: Mar. 6, 2022 at 7:26 PM EST
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UPDATE: The cleanup is complete. The road is fully open.

LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - Southbound I-75 in Lee County was closed for several hours Sunday after 200 gallons of lye spilled on the roadway, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

A truck lost two containers of sodium hydroxide which spilled onto the southbound lanes.

Traffic was diverted for several hours during the cleanup.

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