CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
WATCH: West Explosion Memorial Service At 7:30 PM | Click Here For Complete Coverage

Local

HazMat Rig Crashes On Way To Spill

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl HazMat Rig Crashes On Way To SpillPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 HazMat Rig Crashes On Way To SpillCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 HazMat Rig Crashes On Way To SpillViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 HazMat Rig Crashes On Way To SpillPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - An accident involving hazardous materials effected drivers during rush-hour Friday at the 4200 block of Northwest Highway and Midway Road.

Dallas Fire-Rescue put out the sanitation truck fire though and all lanes were re-opened by 9 p.m. As they were fighting it, they noticed diesel fuel leaking from one of the saddle tanks of the truck. Mixing with the water used to fight the fire, it traveled eastbound, downhill about half-a-block, towards a storm drain at the Midway Road intersection.

Firefighters were able to place booms (barriers) and absorbent around the drain, but not before an unknown amount of fluid entered it.

Forty to 50 gallons of fuel leaked from the truck onto the street, according to officials. Storm Water Management will assess the storm drain to determine how much, if any, actually made it into the drain.

A HazMat rig en route to the scene had a minor crash. No one was hurt in that accident, and they were still able to make it to the scene eventually.

Also Check Out:

MOST VIEWED GALLERIES