Chemical spill diverts traffic in Norwich

NORWICH – Hale Street to Halfway House Road off Route 12, just south of the City of Norwich, were shut down Tuesday due to a sizable acidic waste chemical spill.

The approximately three-mile stretch of road was closed for nearly four hours while emergency crews cleaned up the spill caused by a southbound truck carrying the chemical.

“The truck off to the side spilled caustic chemicals all the way down the road. There was a huge spill which has gone into the storm drain,” said Norwich Fire Chief Tracy Chawgo.

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