Fire, Hydrochloric Acid Spill at Dover Chemical, Forcing I-77 Closure

DOVER, Ohio (News talk 1480 WHBC) – A fire and hydrochloric acid spill at Dover Chemical resulted in the closing of I-77 for nearly two-and-a-half hours early Friday morning.

The Dover Fire Department says they responded to the fire in a 25-by-25 storage building just before midnight.

The building and scrubber equipment inside were destroyed.

The rapid shutdown of the plant led to a hydrochloric acid leak which sent a plume over the nearby interstate.

As a precaution, the road was closed from Strasburg to Newcomerstown.

Residents within a mile of the Davis Road plant were also advised to shelter in place.

No injuries.

The state EPA, fire department and Dover Chemical are investigating.