TAMPA — East Bearss Avenue was closed in both directions late Friday morning after some jugs of acid were found in the road, authorities said.
The jugs were reported to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue about 11 a.m. A spokesperson said the jugs fell off a truck and contained muriatic acid, a corrosive liquid typically used to clean and etch stone and concrete. Some jugs opened because cars hit them while others remained sealed. The closure affected Bearss Avenue from west of I-275 to Florida Avenue in North Tampa.
The Florida Highway Patrol also temporarily diverted traffic along I-275 until about noon due to the spill.