SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — An overturned big rig leaked clay acid onto State Highway 126 in Santa Clarita on Tuesday.
The accident took place at 8:41 a.m. on the westbound side of the highway near Interstate 5, the California Highway Patrol said.READ MORE: No Injuries In 2 Shootings Reported Saturday Night On 91 Freeway, CHP Is Investigating
Evacuations were ordered for nearby businesses after 50 to 75 gallons of the liquid spilled out of the truck.Arson Suspected In Pacific Palisades Brush Fire That Continues To Burn; Mandatory Evacuations Ordered
No storm drains have been affected, Los Angeles County fire officials said.
Highway 126 was closed between Commerce Center Drive and Vanderbilt Way.MORE NEWS: Fans React To Kobe Bryant's Posthumous Induction Into The Hall Of Fame
Around 4:30 p.m., the CHP said the eastbound 126 and the “Old Road” had reopened, but the westbound side was still closed.