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Chemical Spill Closes Atlanta Streets

A container of herbicide or pesticide spilled in midtown Atlanta early Tuesday, forcing police to close several roads.

As reported on, a chemical spill forced police to close down several roads in Atlanta's midtown area.

Authorities say a container holding 15 to 20 gallons of either herbicide or pesticide spilled at around 10 am Tuesday morning. Traffic is being rerouted while crews clean up the spill.

The specific areas affected are 17th street from Northside Drive to Howell Mint Road and Northside Drive from 14th Street to Deering Road.