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Hazmat teams respond to south Forsyth chemical spill
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Firefighters responded to 775 Goddard Ct., an industrial area Wednesday, on reports that a corrosive liquid had spilled out of the back of a truck onto the road. Hazmat crews were able to contain the spill. -Ben Hendren

After hours of work by a private hazardous materials team, a spill of corrosive liquids has been completely contained and removed from a road in south Forsyth, authorities say. 

According to Division Chief Jason Shivers, spokesman for the Forsyth County Fire Department, at 1 p.m. Wednesday firefighters responded to 775 Goddard Ct., an industrial area, on reports that a corrosive liquid had spilled out of the back of a truck onto the road.  

Shivers said that the truck was in the industrial area for a delivery, and at some point, the 55-gallon drum of a corrosive chemical either spilled or was punctured, and when the back of the truck was opened the liquid leaked out. 

He said that the entire 55-gallon drum leaked out of the truck and found its way into a storm drain. 

“By the time we got there the damage was already done,” Shivers said.  

A hazardous materials team responded to the scene and was able to contain the spill before it spread to any actual waterway, Shivers said.

He said that the spill was completely removed by Wednesday evening. 

Shivers said that Goddard Court and Curie Drive were closed by law enforcement for several hours during the incident.