TRAFFIC ALERT: Blue Dye Spill Shuts Down Eastbound Eau Gallie Boulevard Traffic at Wickham To Croton

By  //  April 24, 2017

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roadways will be closed until at least 6:30 p.m.

ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Fire Rescue officials said they found the cause of a spill that turned a Melbourne road blue.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police have responded to Eau Gallie Boulevard and Holland Street where a nontoxic dye, commonly used to fertilize golf courses, spilled Monday and colored the roadway blue.

According to the Melbourne police, Eau Gallie Boulevard eastbound, from Wickham Road to Croton Road, will be closed until at least 6:30 p.m.

According to police, one-gallon of the dye can cover about 50,000 square feet and potentially more than 100 gallons spilled from a passing vehicle.

No storm drains or waterways have been affected at this time, but the release is close to storm drains which drain to local lagoons, according to the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

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Melbourne police have responded to Eau Gallie Boulevard and Holland Street where a nontoxic dye, commonly used to fertilize golf courses, spilled Monday and colored the roadway blue. (MPD image)


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