PINELLAS PARK - Pinellas Park police announce that all lanes of U.S. 19 are open as of about 4:30 p.m.
Officers and volunteers responded to a spill of several gallons of paint at Park Boulevard and U.S. 19 N. just after 3 p.m. All northbound lanes of US 19 were closed while workers washed down the spill.
Police report that the spill occurred as a vehicle turned onto U.S. 19, spilling the water-soluble, silicone-based paint. The spill is larger than originally reported.
Latest information is that the spill was from 25 five-gallon paint buckets, about 125 gallons total. Cleanup is still underway and the state Department of Environmental Protection is now on scene, along with Pinellas Park Fire Department and Florida Department of Transportation.