Areas of light snow will continue on and off across PARTS of Southern Colorado this afternoon and evening, gradually winding down this evening. Additional amounts should be light, but will cause some slick spots where the snow occurs The biggest concern will be the very cold conditions we see tonight into Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop to the single digits to below zero. Head over to the "Weather' tab for a full look at the forecast.
Hydrochloric acid, a solution of Hydrogen Chloride in water, has many industrial uses. Among other things, it can be used for:
Household cleaning products, including toilet bowl cleaners
Production of gelatin
It is generally colorless, though it can sometimes appear slightly yellow. When it is shipped, it's shipped as liquefied compressed gas.
Hydrochloric acid is non-flammable, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
It can be corrosive to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. It is also considered a gastrointestinal toxicant. Symptoms of exposure include:
Irritation in nose, throat, larynx
If you believe you have been exposed to hydrochloric acid, flush eyes and skin immediately.
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At this time, HAZMAT tells 11 News that the threat of exposure is extremely low. Evacuations have been made in the area as a safety precaution.
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