MONTEAGLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The all-clear has been given after Monteagle residents were urged to shelter-in-place following a hazmat situation Friday morning.
Emergency crews from Grundy and Marion counties responded around 5 a.m. to a chemical spill reported outside of Shan Chinese Buffett on Dixie Lee Avenue.
Coffee County Emergency Management said its Hazardous Materials team was called out when first responders discovered that a tractor trailer was leaking Chlorobutane, which is highly flammable.
Residents were urged to shelter-in-place, as Dixie Lee Avenue was closed at Interstate 24. The all-clear was given a few hours later after the situation was contained, according to emergency officials.
The reaction that occurred and caused the tank to rupture is still under investigation.