RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - All lanes have reopened following an acid spill on I-95 northbound near Bells Road.
Around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, a truck driver carrying muriatic acid told NBC12 he saw smoke coming from the back of his truck. He pulled onto the shoulder and the acid began leaking from the truck. Some of it went into a nearby ditch and drain.
Richmond Fire Department responded to contain the leak. A firefighter was injured on scene when a cap on one of the containers came off and hit him in the chest. He was taken to the hospital but he is expected to be okay.
It's estimated about 200 gallons leaked. A private contractor cleaned up the spill. DEQ was notified but we're told there is no threat to the public.
Virginia State Police are investigating the incident. They are looking into whether the load in the truck was secure. All indications initially is that the load was secure.
The truck belongs to a company called Chem Solv out of Colonial Heights. The company will not comment on the spill.