City of Charlottesville chemical truck in creek near Cherry Ave and Valley Road Ext.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Winter weather is to blame for a Charlottesville city brine and salt truck flipping over Monday, causing a brief hazmat scare.
Officials from the Charlottesville Fire Department says the truck went into a creek near the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Valley Road Extended about 11:30 Monday morning after the driver tried to turn around and backed-up over snow. About 300 gallons of brine leaked into the creek.
Neighbors out shoveling snow say they heard a soft thud and noticed the driver trying to scramble out of the vehicle.
"He had the three guys with him, there were three other trucks and they all jumped out and made sure he was OK. I asked if they were OK and everything was fine, probably a little scared and shaken up from flipping over like that,” said witness Thomas Mack.
Charlottesville fire says no hazardous material leaked into the creek but crews put booms on the creek as a precaution.
No one was injured in the incident.
Sign Up for Email Alerts
Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.