Chemical spill at gas station leads to evacuations in Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – A chemical spill at a gas station in Williamsburg on Thursday night led to the temporary evacuation in and around the area of Exit 11, according to Williamsburg Police.

Investigators say the spill happened around 6:30 p.m. at the Pilot Travel Center.

As a precaution, an evacuation was ordered within a tenth of a mile of the spill site.

Police say the evacuation order was lifted and all roads reopened just before 9:00 p.m.

The Pilot Travel Center and a Wendy’s remained closed while the cleanup continued, according to police.

No injuries were reported.  No other details were immediately released.

*Note:  The photo from the scene that accompanies this story is courtesy of the Williamsburg Police Department.

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