JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two lanes on University Boulevard were closed after a chemical spill Monday afternoon.

A tanker truck transporting a vegetable oil type substance from a local plant, was heading eastbound on University Blvd earlier around 4 p.m., according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department.

The truck was near the intersection of Phillips Highway and University when a valve on the truck that was not properly secured started leaking, according to JSO.

According to JSO, an environmental contractor will take about 1-2 hours to clean up the lanes.

University is closed while crews clean up the spill.

The intersections at Powers and Philips on University are also affected.