Chemical Spill Contained On Broken Arrow Highway

Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 5:04 pm
By: News On 6

Emergency crews responded to a chemical spill Wednesday afternoon on the Creek Turnpike near Kenosha. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper spotted fluid leaking from a flatbed trailer and pulled the driver over.

Two containers on the trailer contained a chemical similar to household bleach but several times stronger, according to Captain Stan May, Tulsa Fire Department.

Broken Arrow and Tulsa Firefighters cleaned up the spilled material and brought in another 250-pound tote to transfer the chemical into, May said.

Although the chemical is corrosive, May said it wasn't posing a hazard to the public or environment. 

The entrance ramp to the highway was closed for a short time.