HazMat incident shuts Dillerville Road for 3 hours
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: rgb(85, 85, 85); ">A city street was closed for three hours early this mor
ning, after a release valve malfunctioned on a rail car filled with a very f
Dillerville Road was closed from Harrisburg to Manheim p
ikes from about 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., as a hazardous materials crew and city fir
efighters worked to ensure there was no danger to the surrounding area from t
he release of a small amount of the liquid, called styrene.
The styrene, u
sed to make plastic foam cups, was in a tanker car headed to Dart Container i
n Leola. When the train stopped near the Dillerville Road overpass, a rail w
orker smelled the liquid, which has a pungent odor, said Lancaster City Fire
Battalion Chief Jeff Oatman.
It turned out a relief valve on top of the r
ail car wasn't properly working, and a small amount of styrene had leaked ou
The Lancaster County Haz-Mat team responded to the incident, as well a
s city firefighters.