Cobb Parkway open for morning rush
November 20, 2012 11:45 AM | 5661 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The overturned truck at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Industrial Park Dr.
The overturned truck at the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Industrial Park Dr.

Update 8:00 a.m. - Marietta Police: Cobb Pkwy re-opened, but ramp from Cobb Pkwy to Canton Rd Conn. northbound will be closed temporarily during mid-morning hours.

A truck carrying sodium hydroxide overturned around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Industrial Park Drive and Cobb Parkway, just south of Canton Road, prompting some evacuations in Marietta.

Marietta Police said just under 50,000 pounds of the chemical was actively leaking from the truck as of 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. The nearby Hometown Inn on Cobb Parkway and several other businesses were evacuated. The northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway could remain closed until 9 a.m. today, according to Marietta Police spokesman David Baldwin.

Sodium hydroxide is commonly known as lye. It is a highly corrosive chemical that can cause chemical burns to eyes and skin. The truck’s driver, employed by Tennessee Commercial Warehouse Inc. out of Nashville, was not injured.

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Cobb Countian
November 20, 2012
I was going to Woodstock up Bells Ferry and saw that the police had blocked off the south bound lane of 41. I came by there a couple of hours later and the lane was still blocked. Wondered what in the world was happening.
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