Alico Road reopens after trailer tips 6K gallons of ‘untreated water’ into ditch

ESTERO, Fla. A portion of Alico Road reopened Friday afternoon after a trailer dumped approximately 6,000 gallons of “untreated water” into a ditch.

The crash happened around 7:34 a.m. near the 15000 block of Alico Road, according to the the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Traffic was being redirected at the intersection of Alico and Corkscrew roads.

No one was hurt in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

Motorists were encouraged to find alternative routes until the crash cleared, according to the sheriff’s office.

An original version of this story stated 60,000 gallons based on information provided by the Florida Highway Patrol. It has been corrected to reflect the accurate number.

Reporter:Taylor Bisacky
Writer:Rachel Ravina
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