Gas Leaking from Railroad Car Shut Down Doniphan

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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.

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