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Hazmat situation cleared at Grapevine CHP weigh station

Posted at 5:59 AM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 08:59:46-04

The Kern County Fire Department was called out to a hazmat situation early Wednesday morning at the California Highway Patrol Weigh Station located at the base of the Grapevine. 

KCFD says a semi-truck was parked at the scales when CHP noticed it was leaking an unknown chemical.   They isolated the truck and were able to determine that is was aluminum chloride, a corrosive material, leaking from a bin being transported by the truck. 

KCFD Haz-mat worked with KC Environmental Health to completely clean up the area.