Franklin County Officials Hazardous Material

Franklin County authorities found a 55 gallon barrel marked “hazardous materials” was found near Tims Ford Lake in the area of Dry Creek Bridge in Winchester Friday morning. The Homeland Security Region Six hazardous materials unit based with the Tullahoma Fire Department was summoned to assist in the containment of the chemical. Coffee County Emergency Management Agency Director Allen Lendley was asked to assist and summoned a hazardous material firm to clean up what was described as a tar based material.