UPDATE: Bluewater Bridge traffic back to normal after accident and spill

The Bluewater Bridge is down to one span after an accident and spill Wednesday.

The Bluewater Bridge is down to one span after an accident and spill Wednesday.

Both spans of the Bluewater Bridge are back in service after an accident closed the southern span for hours.

Bluewater Bridge Canada officials say just after 6 pm Wednesday, two tractor trailers collided on the south span of the bridge heading toward the Canadian inspection area. Point Edward Fire, OPP, Sarnia Fire and Rescue and a local HAZMAT team were called to the scene.

Traffic still flowed over the bridge with Canadian-bound cars diverted to the north span, where two way traffic is crossing the border as the cleanup continued.

Cleanup includes the removal of residual potassium hydroxide solution, a small amount of which was released from one of the vehicles involved in the incident.

One of the transports remained on the bridge until 1:30 this morning as emergency responders determined what to do with chemicals leaked from one of the trucks.  Officials also secured the area beneath the bridge as a precaution but say of the chemicals went into the St. Clair River.

One of the drivers was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

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