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Suspicious chemical shuts down Valencia bike trail, lanes

Posted: April 20, 2016 8:30 p.m.
Updated: April 20, 2016 8:30 p.m.
A Los Angeles County Fire hazardous materials crew examines a silver canister found near Valencia Boulevard Wednesday. Austin Dave/The Signal A Los Angeles County Fire hazardous materials crew examines a silver canister found near Valencia Boulevard Wednesday. Austin Dave/The Signal
A Los Angeles County Fire hazardous materials crew examines a silver canister found near Valencia Boulevard Wednesday. Austin Dave/The Signal
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A hazmat situation shut down two lanes of traffic near Bouquet Junction as fire crews worked to identify a suspicious substance, according to fire officials.

The incident began at 6 p.m. after about a gallon of an unknown liquid leaked into a gutter along Valencia Boulevard, just west of Bouquet Canyon Road, prompting a response from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

“Our engine companies could not identify the liquid,” said Supervising Fire Dispatcher Michael Pittman. “County Health HazMat is attempting to identify the substance.”

Two lanes of westbound Valencia Boulevard were shut down as of 7:20 p.m. as fire crews examined a silver canister near the curb adjacent to a bike trail.

When the substance is identified, it will be removed, Pittman said.

By 7:30 p.m., the incident was ongoing.

 

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