Gas Leaking from Railroad Car Shut Down Doniphan
POSTED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 10:41am
UPDATED: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 9:39pm
EL PASO -- A railroad car sprung a gas leak in the Upper Valley this morning, forcing HazMat crews to close down a section of Doniphan near the intersection of Montoya street.
Firefighters say the railroad car, loaded with carbon dioxide, was traveling along the railroad tracks parallel to Doniphan when a valve started leaking.
People in the area called 911around 5:45 a.m. and reported hearing a loud hissing noise.
Firefighters and a HazMat team closed down a stretch of the 6000 block of Doniphan, but said the leak posed no immediate danger.
Railroad authorities moved the leaking car to a new location to remove the gas.