One lane open at Marshall/Wetzel Co. line after a tractor-trailer leaked a corrosive substance


UPDATE (9:17 AM): One lane is officially open, 7News has a crew on scene to confirm.

Route 2 southbound is closed at the Marshall-Wetzel County line after a tractor-trailer separated.

Marshall Co. EMA director, Tom Hart, confirmed to 7News that a tractor trailer left south of the Covestro Plant entrance and moments later the cab separated from the trailer.

Officials say the tractor trailer is leaking a corrosive substance called “TDI” onto the roadway, and into Dry Run, which flows into the Ohio River. Response crews are deploying “boons,” which are spill response materials used to stop or contain spills, into the river as a precaution to catch any possible product.

It is not clear when the roadway will reopen to traffic.

Wetzel and Marshall County Fire crews are on scene along with Division of Highway officials. Wetzel County EMA has requested WV Regional Response team to assist with spill.

Stay with 7News for more details as this story develops.

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