Hazmat Responds to Spill from Traffic Collision

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Update by Santa Barbara City Fire Department
3:00 p.m., February 13, 2020

Area Road Closures Due to Accident -- Expect 3-4 Hr Closures

The Santa Barbara Police Department is working in conjunction with Santa Barbara City Fire, Cal Trans and other regional apparatus to safely mitigate a traffic accident and chemical spill (not considered to be a danger to the public) in the area of Foothill Road and North Ontare.

Hard road closures include:

  • Foot Hill from La Milpita Road to San Roque Road.
  • Ontare Road from Canyon Acres to Langlo Terrace 

Authorities expect closures and clean up to last well into the evening commute. Please avoid the area and seek alternative routes to your evening destinations.


Update by Santa Barbara City Fire Department
1:50 p.m., February 13, 2020

Crews are treating the injured driver, isolating the area and working to keep the chemical out of the nearby creek. HazMat Team attempting to identify all of the chemicals involved. Expect a multi-hour closure of the roads in the area. Avoid the Foothill Rd / N Ontare area.

Update by Santa Barb


Reported by Roger the Scanner Guy
1:32 p.m., February 13, 2020

Rollover traffic accident at Ontare and Foothill Roads with a possible chemical spill from a pool cleaning truck. Acid possibly mixed with chlorine and gasoline are possibly involved.

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Roger Feb 13, 2020 02:29 PM
Hazmat Responds to Spill from Traffic Collision

I have a friend that drives a Toyota Tacoma that is dark green he is a pool man who lives on Ontare I hope that is not him it's too bad it's anyone get well soon! Thank You for the Update Santa Barbara City Fire Department...

a-1581638100 Feb 13, 2020 03:55 PM
Hazmat Responds to Spill from Traffic Collision

Living on Grove Lane, I knew something had happened just from hearing traffic, without even looking out a window. Thanks SBPD for the alert message! I'm not running errands today, that's for sure.

a-1581662280 Feb 13, 2020 10:38 PM
Hazmat Responds to Spill from Traffic Collision

We are on Grove too & noticed the same thing. I wish people wouldn’t drive as fast too esp with kids riding their bikes when coming home from Monte Vista & La Colina.

a-1581700070 Feb 14, 2020 09:07 AM
Hazmat Responds to Spill from Traffic Collision

Ok, who T-boned and flipped the pool truck? That indentation on the passenger side is really something, be tough work straightening that chassis.

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