Hazmat Crew on Scene of Spill in Morgan County

MORGAN COUNTY, W.Va. - According to Morgan County Fire and Rescue dispatch, Rt. 522 was briefly shut down Tuesday afternoon from Washington County, Md., to the town limits of Bath due to a large hazmat spill.

Hazmat crews arrived on the scene, and declared it was safe to have the roadway open unless potential bad weather affects the spill. 

The call came in at 2:42 p.m. along 2946 Hancock Road at U.S. Silica. 

Dispatch says there is a large leak in a building involving three different types of hazardous material, "sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide and petroleum sulfonate." They say approximately 53,000 lbs could potentially spill

Crews on scene say they're working on an action plan to determine if this can be deemed as a safe area, or if they plan to bring in a clean-up contractor to help resolve the situation. 

They say there's no safety hazard to the surrounding community, and the incident is in an isolated area. 

They're biggest concern is keeping first responders, the hazmat crew, and plant personnel safe. 

Fire and Hazmat crews are on scene. Crews from Berkeley County, W.Va., Allegany County, Md., and Washington County, Md., responded. 

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. 

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