Marion firefighters and local emergency officials had a busy 24 hours as they dealt with a chemical spill at the Hankins Road entrance, a wreck on Main Street which knocked out traffic signals in the downtown and a power outage for the Cross Mill community.
The Marion Fire Department responded to a chemical spill at Rhinehart’s Saw & Lawn on U.S. 221 Business North Extension at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday.
Fire Chief Ray McDaniel said it appeared a container turned over while being unloaded with a fork lift from a tractor-trailer in the parking lot. The chemical leaked out into the parking lot and into a drainage ditch. The entrance to Hankins Road was closed for a couple of hours near the spill. The chemical was a livestock foot bath solution that did contain sulfuric acid, according to a news release.