Air Base Parkway in Fairfield Closed due to Hazmat Spill

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FAIRFIELD — Part of Air Base Parkway is closed in both directions because of a hazardous materials spill, according to police.

The stretch of road is between Dover Avenue and Clay Bank Road.

Police say the spill happened after a car ran from a traffic stop and crashed into another vehicle carrying pool cleaning supplies. The suspect ran away from the crash but was ultimately caught and arrested nearby.

A crew was sent to clean up the chemicals, and eight homes that back up into the area were evacuated.

It was unknown how long the cleanup will take.