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Lime damage claims mounting from spill

By Clint Parker

Woodfin – The number of claims of damage to vehicles is mounting against a Candler hauling company after a spill along I-26 in Woodfin.

Lime slurry can be seen falling from the truck in the video found on the Tribune’s Facebook page.
Lime slurry can be seen falling from the truck in the video found on the Tribune’s Facebook page.

Woodfin Police did not issue Hamilton Hauling of Candler any citations for the October 24th incident, where a lime slurry was spilled all over the road at around 4 pm in the afternoon. “Any charges were issued by NC DMV Motor Carrier Enforcement. The Woodfin Police Department did not issue any charges,” said Chief Michael Dykes.

The Tribune obtained a copy of the incident report filed by Woodfin Police Officer J.D. Ammons with a list of 23 names of people from all over Western North Carolina who have called to join the growing number of individuals claiming damage to their vehicle because of the spill.

According to a post by the Woodfin Police, they “recommend that you clean your vehicle by hand prior to reaching out to the police department” about filing a claim. “Most automated car washes will not remove the lime slurry from the vehicle,” they go on to say in their post. “If, after cleaning your vehicle by hand, you discover damage, please give us a call at (828) 253-4889.”

A Tribune Facebook follower sent a video of a Hamilton Hauling truck dripping the slurry all the way up 25/70 to Jupiter Road. The video is posted on our Facebook news feed.

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