Update: Highway 81 back open just before 4 p.m. after earlier hydraulic fluid spill


WCFR Assistant Chief Craig League reported just before 4 p.m. that Highway 81 was back open following earlier hydraulic fluid spill.

Initial story

Walton County Fire Rescue is on the scene of a hydraulic fluid spill on Highway 81 at Centerhill/Youth-Monroe Intersection.

“Hwy 81 is closed currently. It was reported a 5 gallon bucket of hydraulic fluid fell off a truck and has spilled into the roadway. Crews are applying spill control material to absorb the fluid,” WCFR Assistant Fire Chief Craig League reported. “Walton County Bus Shop has been advised of the road closure and are taking steps to re-route any buses affected by the spill.”

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