(UPDATED STORY): The area is now secure.

Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier says all roadways were opened around 12:30 a.m. when the semi-tractor and trailer were up righted and transported to a secured location to transfer the chemical into another trailer.

The propylene oxide that needed to be transferred from the damaged trailer into a secured trailer was done so safely around 3:00 AM.



(ORIGINAL STORY): It was a scary situation in Scott on Sunday when Scott firefighters working a single-vehicle crash noticed a small leak coming from the tanker, which was transporting an extremely flammable liquid.

Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier says his crew responded to the crash in the 100 block of Roger Road just before 2:00 PM.

photo from Scott Fire Department
photo from Scott Fire Department

He said his firefighters noticed the leak coming from a rear vent pipe of the tanker truck, which was carrying propylene oxide. That's when they asked for help from the Lafayettte Fire Department's Haz-Mat unit to stop the leak. Not only did the Haz-Mat unit do that but they also put in place equipment to monitor air throughout the area to make sure that no contaminates entered the atmosphere.

Then came the task of removing the semi-tractor and trailer from the roadway and taking them to a secured location so workers could transfer the hazardous materials insided the trailer into another trailer.

Fortunately, the driver was not injured.

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