Chemical Spill Shuts Down Amnicola Highway

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – A chemical spill Monday morning in front of Chattanooga State caused significant problems on Amnicola Highway.

It was closed for hours as haz-mat crews worked to clean up a chemical called caustic soda.

The Chattanooga Fire Department says about 20 gallons sloshed out of a truck when someone forgot to close the hatch.

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Amnicola was closed in both directions, but it has since re-opened.

Authorities say the chemical did not pose a threat to the community.

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