CFD: Truck leaked 500 gallons of acid near The Cell

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A truck leaked 500 gallons of acid on a South Side street Wednesday afternoon, prompting a HazMat response and temporarily closing the Red Line platform near U.S. Cellular Field.

As of 7:30 p.m., fire department crews have secured the truck that leaked the muriatic acid, and shutdown the 3500 and 3600 blocks of South Wentworth.

No one was hurt and the situation did not impact the White Sox game, which started at 1:10 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs and the White Sox website.

The 35th Red Line station was temporarily closed, but as of 2:25 p.m. the CTA said trains have resumed stopping at the station. However, passengers must use the 33rd Street entrance as the 35th Street entrance remains closed.

CTA said the No. 24, 35 and 39 buses were also rerouted in the area.

On the Dan Ryan, the northbound ramp to 39th Street and the southbound ramp to 35th Street remained closed Wednesday evening, State Police said.

On the Metra, Rock Island District trains were temporarily bypassing the 35th Street/“Lou” Jones/Bronzeville stop, but have since resumed normal service, Metra said.

Some area street closures remain in place Wednesday evening, according to dispatch reports.

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