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Hazardous materials spill after wreck on Hilton Head

One of the three vehicles in this wreck on William Hilton Parkway was carrying hazardous materials, according to emergency officials.
One of the three vehicles in this wreck on William Hilton Parkway was carrying hazardous materials, according to emergency officials. Submitted photo

Emergency officials closed all lanes of William Hilton Parkway from Arrow Road to the Sea Pines traffic circle for two hours Wednesday after a vehicle carrying hazardous materials was in a wreck.

No one was injured in the three-vehicle crash, which occurred just before 11:20 a.m. and exposed chemicals that included muriatic acid, bulk dry chlorine, pool shock sticks and gasoline, according to Joheida Fister, fire marshal for the Town of Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division.

Combining some of the materials can cause dangerous reactions.

The area around the vehicles was cordoned off with police tape following the accident. The fire division's hazardous-materials unit coordinated cleanup of the chemicals, which was completed by 1:35 p.m., Fister said.

Additional information on the wreck was not available Wednesday afternoon from the S.C. Highway Patrol or Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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