Highway 29 in St. Helena reopens after chemical containers fall into roadway

Bay City News
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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State Highway 29 is closed near St. Helena on Thursday morning because of a hazardous materials spill, according to the CHP.

ST. HELENA, Calif. -- State Highway 29 in the area of St. Helena has reopened after a hazardous materials spill caused an hourslong closure Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The highway was closed from Stice Lane to Whitehall Lane, the Napa County Sheriff's Office reported. There was another closure on northbound Highway 29 to Rutherford Crossing/state Highway 128.

CHP spokesman Officer Jaret Paulson reported that 5-gallon containers of a chemical fell from a vehicle into the roadway just after 9 a.m. Paulson did not know if there was a crash involved or what the chemical was.

Following clean-up crews clearing the roadway, Highway 29 opened and traffic resumed around 12:45 p.m.

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