Chemical spill temporarily closes O’Neal off ramp, lane now open

Officials temporarily closed the exit ramp from I-12 East onto O’neal Lane Tuesday night after a chemical spilled onto the roadway around 7 p.m.
Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 9:15 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 6:08 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials temporarily closed the exit ramp from I-12 East onto O’Neal Lane Tuesday night after a chemical spilled onto the roadway around 7 p.m.

DOTD announced the ramp was reopened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the small chemical spill that occurred on the exit ramp was not a danger to the public.

Firefighters said the ramp would remain closed until cleanup crews arrived and offloaded/adjusted the remaining containers to access the container that leaked.

The chemical, which was identified as a corrosive called Muratic Acid, was enroute to Akers when the driver looked in her mirror and noticed a leak, according to the fire department.

Officials temporarily closed the exit ramp from I-12 East onto O’neal Lane Tuesday night after...
Officials temporarily closed the exit ramp from I-12 East onto O’neal Lane Tuesday night after a chemical spilled onto the roadway around 7 p.m.(Robert Combs)

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