Pool-cleaning acids spilled from a big rig, closing all lanes of Highway 23 in Thousand Oaks. They reopened by 10:10am. According to the Los Angeles Times, the truck was headed southbound when, just before 7am, a one-gallon container of muriatic acid spilled from the truck on the southbound lanes, between Janss Road and Hillcrest Avenue. The California Highway Patrol said they were able to reopen northbound lanes just after 8am after Caltrans had successfully cleaned the roads from the chemical spill. Two southbound lanes opened at 9:30am before the remaining two were reopened for traffic at about 10am.
Just after the spill, the Ventura County Fire Department and CHP rushed to the scene. Connectors to Highway 23 and the 101 Freeway were shut-down while investigators worked to clean up the scene of the spill. I’m glad no one was hurt due to this spill. I’m sure that crews are working hard to clean the area and protect the surrounding environment from any harm. If you or a loved one were harmed due to a reckless incident, consult with a personal injury lawyer Fresno regarding your claim. We can assess your case and protect your rights.