Chemical Spill Forces Evacuation of Several SC Businesses

TEDDY KULMALA | January 23, 2017

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Several Lexington businesses have been evacuated while crews investigate and clean up a chemical spill that happened Monday morning. The spill was reported around 7:30 a.m. on Ginny Lane near Sunset Boulevard, according to Cpl. Cameron Mortenson of the Lexington Police Department. A person walking out of Starbucks smelled an odor, and police found a truck nearby that was carrying two chemicals. "There was some sort of connection between the two chemicals," Mortenson said, adding that when the two chemicals came together, it caused a gas odor and some smoke.

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