UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): The Texas Dept. of Transportation has confirmed that US-54 South at Transmountain has reopened.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Authorities say that an oil/gas spill is the reason US-54 South at Transmountain was closed for several hours Tuesday morning.
Vehicles were forced to exit the highway while emergency crews worked to clean up the fuel that reportedly leaked out as the result of a crash.
The El Paso Fire Dept. later confirmed a single vehicle rolled over in that area, leading to the shutdown of the highway.
The Texas Dept. of Transportation was reporting significant backup to Kenworthy St. as a result of the closure all throughout Tuesday morning.
KTSM will continue to follow this story throughout the day both on-air and online.