Police & Fire

Finderne Avenue Reopened After Haz-Mat Team Completes Clean-Up of Corrosive Liquid Spilled in Motor Vehicle Crash

The affected area during the clean-up

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The hazmat situation at Finderne Avenue and Route 28 has been cleared and the road was reopened as of around 3 a.m. Thursday, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the release, on Wednesday morning, a 1999 Freightliner tractor owned by Solid Logistics LCC of Newark was traveling west on Route 28 and attempted to make a left turn onto Finderne Avenue. The vehicle, the release said, hit a traffic light pole on the west side of Finderne Avenue, and rolled onto its passenger side.

The trailer being pulled contained a corrosive liquid, which was released onto the road.

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According to police, the trailer was transporting 18 containers of Aminoethylpiperazine,aep. The spill was only on the roadway itself.

At about 3:20 a.m. Thursday, the clean up by Somerset County Haz-Mat and state and local agencies was complete, and the county declared that the area was safe. The roadway was officially reopened at that time.

During the clean-up, people in the area were advised to shelter in place, but that request was also lifted when the area was deemed safe early Thursday morning.

Rafael Millasaky, 54, of Maine, the driver of the vehicle, was not injured in the incident, but was issued a motor vehicle summons for careless driving.

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