A hazardous chemical spill at Holy Cross Hospital Monday evening resulted in little more than closed roads and curious neighbors.

According to Battalion Chief Jerry Duke, a gallon bottle of Formalin, a 10 percent chemical solution, broke in a room on the hospital's first floor and spread to a 10-by-8-foot area.Formalin is used for preservation purposes and the spill presented little danger other than minor eye irritation from the fumes, he said.

Crews cleaned up the spill with water and absorbent towels and used ventilation fans to clear the area, which was isolated from patients' rooms, Duke said.

Officers closed off First South between 11th and 12th East until the spill was cleaned up.