Hazmat situation revealed to be false alarm, roads reopen

- Multiple roads were blocked off in north Charlotte Thursday morning due to what was believed to be a hazmat, but was actually a false alarm, officials said. VIDEO

A portion of Old Statesville Road at Harris Boulevard and the 600 block of Lakeview Drive were shut down as emergency crews formed a radius near PraxAir Surface Tech.

According to Charlotte Fire Capt. Charlie Horne, a sprinkler went off around a chemical trailer carrying a flammable substance. The hazmat team was called as a precaution.

"It is believed to be a false alarm at this time," Horne said.

No one was injured and no damage was reported. 

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