Traffic crash turns into hazmat situation in Vinton after van rolls with chemicals inside

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Hazmat crews are on the scene of a crash on Washington Avenue in Vinton. (Photo: Brian Clingenpeel/Roanoke County Fire and Rescue)

VINTON, Va. (WFXR) — A traffic crash quickly turned into a hazmat situation Monday morning after a van rolled on its side with chemicals inside.

Brian Clingenpeel, Community Outreach Coordinator with Roanoke County Fire and Rescue, says the van was involved in a two-car crash in the 2100 block of Washington Avenue in Vinton near Northwest Hardware at 8:20 a.m.

Clingenpeel said there were no injuries, but chemicals in the van — muriatic acid and liquid chlorine — had “to be dealt with.”

Roanoke City’s hazmat team assisted with the cleanup.

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