WENZVILLE, Mo. – Interstate 70 closed just before Interstate 64 during Friday afternoon rush hour due to a battery acid spill, according to fire officials.
Officials said a semi-truck was carrying locomotive batteries when one battery started leaking and compromised the other batteries. Each battery contains up to 100 gallons of acid, officials said.
Acid leaked out of the truck onto the interstate and damaged the pavement.
A Hazmat team was on the scene to clean up the truck and control the substance. As of 7 p.m., the acid was contained on the truck.
After the acid was contained, crews worked to move the truck off the interstate to a secure location. They then worked to repair the damage done to the road.
The interstate was closed for several hours and reopened after 10 p.m.