Cobb Parkway reopens after chemical spill - New York News

Cobb Parkway reopens after chemical spill

Posted: Updated:
Marietta police shut down Cobb Parkway after a tractor-trailer overturned on Monday. Marietta police shut down Cobb Parkway after a tractor-trailer overturned on Monday.
Crews worked to clean up a chemical spill on Cobb Parkway on Monday, November 19, 2012. Crews worked to clean up a chemical spill on Cobb Parkway on Monday, November 19, 2012.

Marietta police evacuated businesses and shut down Cobb Parkway after a tractor-trailer overturned on Monday.

Marietta police spokesperson David Baldwin said that authorities believe that nearly 50,000 pounds of the liquid chemical Sodium Hydroxide leaked from the overturned truck on Cobb Parkway NE near Canton Road.

A Hometown Inn hotel was evacuated as a precaution.

There were no reports of injuries.

"An environmental company will be on scene to help contain anything that leaks out of the trailer itself and then really at that time they will gauge how much spilled out and exactly what the cleanup will take, how long it will take at that point," Baldwin said.

All lanes of Cobb Parkway were closed between Bells Ferry Road and Allgood Road were closed for several hours. All lanes were reopened at around 2:47 a.m. on Tuesday.

Marietta police say the ramp to the Canton Road Connector from Cobb Parkway will be temporarily closed during the mid-morning hours on Tuesday while crews continue to clean up the spill. When the ramp will be reopened is unknown.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:32:55 GMT
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
  • DOJ announces clemency overhaul

    DOJ announces clemency overhaul

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:26:14 GMT
    The Justice Department moved Wednesday to significantly expand the number of people eligible for clemency.
    The Justice Department moved Wednesday to significantly expand the number of people eligible for clemency.
  • One shot, 1 injured in West Midtown robbery

    One shot, 1 injured in West Midtown robbery

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:53:24 GMT
    Authorities are on the scene of a shooting in the Berkley Heights neighborhood in NW Atlanta.
    Authorities are on the scene of a shooting in the Berkley Heights neighborhood in NW Atlanta.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Free dental clinic to draw thousands in Hartford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:24:06 GMT
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
    More than 2,000 patients are expected to seek free dental work at an annual clinic in Connecticut.  The seventh annual Connecticut Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
  • Fire at Carlstadt Post Office

    Fire at Carlstadt Post Office

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:50:47 GMT
    An overnight fire caused significant damage to a Carlstadt, N.J. post office.  It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday at 331 1st Street.
    An overnight fire caused significant damage to a Carlstadt, N.J. post office.  It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday at 331 1st Street.
  • Deli clerk burned in Molotov Cocktail attack

    Deli clerk burned in Molotov Cocktail attack

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:10:53 GMT
    A store clerk inside of a Brooklyn mini-mart was set ablaze when an enraged sicko threw a Molotov Cocktail into the store.  It happened just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the store on Fort Hamilton Parkway.The 34-year-old store clerk had his hair and coat catch fire in the attack.
    A store clerk inside of a Brooklyn mini-mart was set ablaze when an enraged sicko threw a Molotov Cocktail into the store.  It happened just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday at the store on Fort Hamilton Parkway.The 34-year-old store clerk had his hair and coat catch fire in the attack.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices