‘All clear’ given after chemical leak at Honeywell Plant temporarily closes Route 10

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — Fire and police crews in Hopewell responded to a chemical leak at the Honeywell Plant in Hopewell Tuesday night.

Officials tell 8News that the leak was reported at around 10:30 p.m. The leak was quickly contained inside the plant, although remnants of a sulfuric acid cloud remained over Route 10 for close to an hour.

Route 10 was temporarily closed but has since reopened.

Officials say there is no longer a threat to the surrounding community as crews continue to investigate the cause of the leak.

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