Pails of hydrochloric acid lie on the lawn of a property on Boundary Road after falling off a truck.

Pails of hydrochloric acid lie on the lawn of a property on Boundary Road after falling off a truck.

Updated: Chemicals spilled on Boundary Road in Abbotsford

Emergency crews block off traffic from spill site after truck loses containers



A security perimeter was set up around an area of No. 3 Road and Boundary after an acid spill on Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called out shortly before 3 p.m. after a truck lost a load of sodium hypochlorite, which is a strong bleach.

More than 20 five-gallon jugs ended up on residential property on Boundary Road.

Assistant fire chief Dave Rivett said some of the pails appeared to be leaking.

A traffic cordon was placed around the area while Hazmat teams dealt with the spill.

“At this point there is no danger to the public because we have everybody well away. There’s no danger to the environment because we don’t have any major spills so it’s simply a matter of us stabilizing it and making it safe,” said Rivett while at the scene.

The truck which lost its load left the scene.

“Wherever the truck was, it’s taken off. We have no idea where it is at this time,” said Rivett.

Roadblocks were set up at Tolmie Road and No. 3, north and south of the spill on Boundary, and at No. 3 and Yarrow Central Road.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue and Abbotsford Police were both at the scene.