Shelter-in-place lifted after chemical spill in Monteagle

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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.

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