Paint spill splatters cars, roadway in Henrico County

The intersection of Staples Mill and Waller roads is still closed while the streets are cleaned up after a paint spill.
Published: Sep. 11, 2023 at 3:31 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2023 at 4:14 PM EDT
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) -Cars in Henrico got an unwelcomed paint job after a truck carrying paint spilled in the roadway.

On Monday, September 11, around 10:45 a.m., Henrico Police responded to the intersection of Staples Mill Road and Waller Road for the report of a paint spill.

No one was injured. However, several vehicles and a large span of the roadway along Staples Mill Road have been covered in water-soluble paint.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is on scene assisting with the clean-up.

Drivers are asked to avoid the intersection of Staples Mill and Waller roads while they continue to clean up. Police expect the road to be reopened by Wednesday morning.

The truck driver hauling the paint has been charged with failure to secure a load.