**MAJOR INCIDENT**SPAZ-MAT, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
This accident occurred on one of the major routes into and out of the Pocono Mountains from the Metro Philly (and south) area.
"State Police tell 69 News their hope is to have residents evacuated by this morning's accident on Route 33 in Northampton County begin returning to their homes around 3:00 this afternoon. An estimated 5,000 residents living within about a one-mile radius of Wind Gap and Route 33, which includes parts of Wind Gap borough and Plainfield and Bushkill townships, were forced to flee their homes early this morning. Officials say a truck hauling 33,000 pounds of hydrogen fluoride swerved to avoid hitting a deer and overturned on Route 33 near mile-marker 17 in Plainfield Township, Northampton County around 3:30. An evacuation center has been set up at Pen Argyl High School. [ MAP TO HIGH SCHOOL ] Pets are being accepted. Officials originally told evacuees to plan on being away from their homes for 12 to 24 hours. According to Northampton County Administrator John Conklin, crews on the scene have managed to stop the chemical compound from dripping from a valve on the truck. They will now focus on finding a way to safely upright and remove the truck."