A chemical spill in Syracuse had parts of Hiawatha Boulevard shut down Monday night.

It happened at Complete Packaging Solutions LLC. About 2,500 gallons of a corrosive substance used in paper manufacturing leaked onto the roadway. DEC and hazmat crews were called to the scene.

Officials say the cause of the spill was mechanical failure.

A portion of Hiawatha Boulevard between Sixth North Street and Seventh North Street was closed so crews could clean it up. Several vehicles drove through the spill before it was reported.

"Anything that's not natural is not good to be on the ground," said Syracuse Fire Department District Chief George Cowburn. "So it's not something you want to be walking through, but there's no danger to the public at this point. There's no toxic plume or anything like that to worry about."

No injuries or illnesses were reported after the spill.