The police announced this morning (Tuesday) that road 77 in the Lower Galilee was blocked to traffic at the Yishai interchange in both directions, following a suspected leak of hazardous materials at the site. Police arrived at the scene and directed the traffic. After about fifteen minutes, it was reported that the road was reopened to traffic.
Last week, a similar incident was reported on Route 40 in Petah Tikva, where 6 containers of highly concentrated hydrochloric acid fell onto the road and ruptured. As a result of the incident, Route 40 was closed to traffic from Ganim Junction to Sgula Junction in order to prevent exposure to the hazardous substances that leaked onto the road.
Firefighters were summoned to the scene and worked for about two hours to cover and absorb the dangerous acid to minimize the impact of the hazardous material's risks on the population. At the end of the incident, it was clarified that the containers were removed from the location, and according to the teams, "after monitoring findings, there was no danger to the environment or the impact of the substance on the population."