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Foaming agent spilled south of Brookland

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

Crews cleaned up a non-hazardous chemical spill south of Brookland Thursday morning.

A truck spilled two large containers of a foaming agent near Highway 49 and Craighead County Road 928, according to Jonesboro E911 Dispatch.

David Moore, Craighead County Emergency Management Director, says the foaming agent was a fracking liquid. The main concern with the liquid spilling on the road was the slipperiness of the material.

Moore said his office got the call about the spill just before 7 a.m.

Once on scene, crews used sand to help absorb the liquid and moved the remnants off the road. Moore said a company from Little Rock is expected to dispose of the sand Thursday and also do any additional cleaning.

Major traffic delays occurred as a result of the spill for a few hours.

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