Traffic Alert: Portion of Dyer St. closed due to possible hazardous material spill
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Update: The El Paso Fire Department has confirmed that the suspicious substance has been identified as concrete sealer. Four units are on the scene including Hazmat. A clean up is in progress at the scene.
El Paso Fire Department hazmat crews have closed off a portion of Dyer St. in Northeast El Paso while they inspect a possible hazardous material spill.
Emergency crews responded at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday. According to El Paso Fire Department Spokesperson George De La Torre a 55 gallon drum fell on the road, and 10 gallons of the liquid inside spilled onto Dyer St.
Firefighters are inspecting the drum to figure out what the substance is.
An El Paso Police officer who responded to the scene reported feeling dizzy and was taken to William Beaumont Army Medical Center for evaluation.
Dyer St. is closed between Lawrence and Sunrise. It is expected to remain closed for another 1-2 hours.
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