Traffic near the Winton Avenue exit is flowing much more smoothly than it was earlier in the afternoon. The southbound and northbound lanes of I-880 have both reopened.
VIDEO: Massive backup due to acid leak on I-880 in Hayward
Earlier, acid was smoldering and putting up orange smoke on the southbound shoulder.
The driver of the truck carrying sulfuric acid noticed one of the containers was leaking around 12:30 p.m. About 300 gallons of the acid spilled, triggering the freeway closure and a shelter-in-place to go into effect for the area, which includes Southland Mall.
Hazmat teams were able to neutralize the acid and the shelter-in-place was lifted.
No one was hurt.
The Winton Ave. on-ramps to southbound I-880 will remain closed while hazmat teams restore the area.
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Here’s a closer look at the tanker truck that was leaking acid. Hazmat crews are still working to fully neutralize substance. Shelter in place has been lifted for area. Some SB I-880 lanes should reopen soon. @abc7newsbayarea #abc7now #hayward pic.twitter.com/5ZuewLlu5O— Carlos Saucedo (@Carlos_Saucedo) August 24, 2018