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Tractor-trailer carrying 20 tons of batteries overturns near I-95 in Florence

Source: Amy Lipman Source: Amy Lipman

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A tractor trailer overturned onto its side at the entrance of Harllee Boulevard in Florence, near Interstate 95.

The truck's load shifted, causing it to overturn, according to Windy Hill Fire Chief John DeLung. The truck is carrying 40,000 pounds of batteries.

The driver was not injured, Chief DeLung said. There are concerns that sulfuric acid will leak from the batteries, but there is no leakage right now. A crew is removing every battery from the truck, so it will take several hours to get it cleaned up.

Drivers are able to access the nearby industrial park from another entrance, according to reporter Amy Lipman at the scene.

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