A stretch of Old Cariboo Highway is expected to be closed for most of today after a corrosive material spilled from a flatbed tractor trailer truck.
The spill occurred between Johnson and Giscome Roads at about 6 a.m when one of two large sacks of the material fell off the trailer and ruptured on the ground.
The airport was unaffected and remains open.
The material is red phenol formaldehyde resin, a synthetic polymer frequently used as an adhesive in plywood and oriented strand board.
The truck remains upright and the product, a "thick, syrupy type material" remained confined to the immediate area, the Ministry of Environment said in an e-mail.
"According to the material safety data sheet, the chemical is deemed a corrosive, however there doesn't appear to be an immediate public safety issue," the Ministry of Environment said.
No waterways appear to be impacted, the Ministry of Environment added.
The truck's driver and an RCMP officer were taken to hospital as a precaution but as of later in the morning the officer was back on duty.
Anyone who may have driven through the spill prior to police arrival is also advised to get themselves checked, but Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass said it's likely few people if anyone passed through the area.
A 50-metre perimeter was established as a precaution but no homes had to be evacuated, Douglass said.
"This is basically a bladder bag full of chemical that has broken so it's not like a tanker trailer that's continuing to leak," Douglass said. "It's just a matter of them having to clean up now."