Update: FDOT has reopened all of A1A in Flagler Beach. Early Friday, barricades remained on the side of the roadway as workers were still present. Traffic lanes are open after a truck spilled a container of sulfuric acid at the site.
SWS Environmental Services, a contractor for the Dumont Chemical Company (the company responsible for the spill), is excavating neutralized sand near the road at SR-100.
“The traffic along A1A is two-way, but the northbound lane is narrow as crews continue their work,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager. “There may still be some delays in the area.”
The shoulder will be filled with new sand once the excavation is finished. TME Enterprises, a contractor for FDOT, will give the final approval to fully reopen A1A.
Update: Hazmat crews have neutralized the sulfuric acid solution that spilled at the intersection of SR-100 and A1A in Flagler Beach. The Department of Environmental Protection has sent a contractor to mop-up.
“Once clean-up has been completed the scene will be turned over to the Department of Transportation, which will determine whether the integrity of A1A has been compromised before reopening it,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager. “We don’t know how long all of that will take.”
The spill is under investigation and charges against the truck driver are pending.
Flagler Beach, FL – 300 gallons of sulfuric acid have spilled at the intersection of SR-100 and A1A in Flagler Beach, forcing portions of the road to be closed to traffic.
It was around 9:38 on Thursday morning when a skid holding the container of 50% sulfuric acid solution slipped off of a flatbed truck owned by the Dumont Chemical Company in Apopka.
“The Department of Environmental Protection has been notified,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager. “This did impact about three feet of the roadway.” The Johns County Fire Rescue Hazmat team is on scene along with units from the Flagler Beach Fire Department, Flagler County Emergency Management, Flagler County Fire Rescue, Flagler Beach Police Department, Flagler Beach Fire Police, and Palm Coast Fire Police.
Motorists are being asked to avoid the area east of Central Ave. and between 4th and 5th Streets. The Boardwalk is currently taped off and swimmers are being asked to avoid the area, even though no acid made it into the water.
Crews are working diligently to neutralize the acid according to procedures dictated by the Department of Environmental Protection.
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