Chemical Spill Closes PWF Road Saturday
A chemical spill on PWF Road Saturday, March 29, kept Jefferson County emergency personnel busy Saturday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m.
The spill of 800 gallons of total liquid product that was being transported by Roger Blobaum.
He had mixed three different chemicals to be applied on his bean fields. The tank that he was using apparently broke down, causing the spill that resulted in closing the PWF for three hours Saturday afternoon.
Emergency Manager, John McKee said that Farmers Cooperative was very helpful in supplying the MSDS information sheets that assisted responders in forming a plan of attack. Responding to the spills were Fairbury City and Rural Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff Office, Fairbury Police, Ambulance #33, Jefferson County Road Department as well as Jefferson County Emergency Management.