MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The northbound and southbound lanes of the U.S. 17 Bypass just south of Farrow Parkway have reopened after being closed for a short time Wednesday morning due to a chemical spill, according to the Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
A tweet at 9:40 a.m., announced the lanes had reopened.
Myrtle Beach Fire Lt. Jonathan Evans stated the closure was due to something in the road. He added that officials with the Department of Health and Environmental Control were in route to assess the the situation.
According to Evans, the chemical was muriatic acid, which is fairly common in pool cleaning. He added it is relatively harmless if there is enough water, but on its own it will produce gas and cause a harmful cloud that can affect the respiratory system.