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Newark Freightliner Transporting Corrosive Liquid Flips on Its Side in Bridgewater

By kcora on
Bridgewater Township Newark

Authorities release map of areas where they are asking residents to shelter in place as cleanup of corrosive liquid is completed.

According to police, a 1999 Freightliner tractor owned by Solid Logistics LLC of Newark was traveling westbound on State Highway 28 earlier this afternoon when it attempted to make a left turn on Finderne Avenue.

The vehicle struck a traffic light pole located on the west side of Finderne Avenue and rolled onto its passenger side. The trailer was transporting a corrosive liquid, which was released onto the roadway.

Somerset County Haz-Mat along with State and Local agencies are actively cleaning up the corrosive liquid but are asking residents in the area of concern showed in the map, should shelter in place, keep windows closed and turn off the A/C.

Residents outside of this circled area can have the windows open or operate their A/C.

State DEP is monitoring air quality in the area as the work continues.

The driver of the vehicle was unharmed, police added.