UPDATE: The Glycolic Acid that was being transported by the tractor-trailer involved in an accident Wednesday morning in Scott has been successfully transferred into another tractor and trailer, according to Chief Chad Sonnier.
Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Hazmat and LSP Hazmat Officials were able to prevent any environmental impact as a result of the leaking Glycolic Acid, Sonnier said, and the 800 Block of Heide Circle is re-opened.
The driver was not injured, Sonnier said.
ORIGINAL: Scott Fire Department, Lafayette Hazmat and LSP Hazmat officials are on the scene for an accident involving a tractor trailer leaking a chemical material. The accident happened in the 800 block of Heide Circle.
Officials say the semi was transporting Glycolic Acid. They are in the process of stopping the leaking material. Once this is completed, the trailer will have to be offloaded to another tractor-trailer.
This process is expected to last a majority of the day. Evacuations are not needed in the area.
Glycolic Acid is a colorless, odorless and hygroscopic crystalline solid is highly soluble in water. It is found in some sugar-crops and it is used in various skin care products.