Truck spills scrap metal on Highway 9

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By Staff Reports

A 1996 Freightliner tractor-trailer hauling a load of scrap metal from Union to Darlington overturned Friday morning on Lancaster Highway, causing a traffic delay.

According to Fort Lawn Fire Chief Allen Culp, the truck, heading east on S.C. Highway 9, ran off the road and into the median. His load of scrap metal was dumped into the westbound lane of Highway 9.

The lane was closed as of Friday morning and traffic was diverted down River Road.

The accident caused the truck to leak hydraulic fluid and diesel fuel.

Firefighters from the Fort Lawn Fire Department as well as the unit from the Chester County HAZMAT Team responded to the accident.

No injuries were reported, Culp said, although at the time, the S.C. Highway Patrol listed the accident as an accident with injuries on their traffic information website.