Chemical spill clogs Peachtree Industrial

NORCROSS - A rush-hour chemical spill on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard clogged the busy thoroughfare for about an hour Tuesday, officials said.

Only a small amount - about four one gallon jugs - of a highly concentrated and acidic cleaning substance dropped from a vehicle that left the scene, shutting down all lanes, Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge said. The product is used to make a cleaning solution for metal coils, he said.

The spill happened about 4:12 p.m. at the intersection of Reps Miller Road in Norcross. All lanes were reopened by 5:15 p.m.

"The product mostly evaporated, except for a small amount that remained in a puddle on the roadway," said Rutledge.

Rutledge said the small spill presented no environmental hazard and caused no damage to the road. No injuries were reported.