Hazardous Materials Incident Closes Interstate-30 In Mesquite

MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – A hazardous materials incident temporarily shutdown the eastbound lanes of Interstate-30 in Mesquite on Thursday morning.

A source told CBS 11 News reporter J.D. Miles that first-responders at the scene were wearing special hazardous materials suits to deal with some type of spill, just past Interstate-635 near Galloway.

Multiple ambulances were called to the scene.

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Activity in the area affected a nearby QuikTrip convenience store. Jason Evans with Dallas Fire-Rescue told CBS 11, “Our haz-mat team has been requested to identify an unknown substance on someone at a convenient store at the location.”

An official with the Mesquite Fire Department said a man at the scene was searched and no hazardous materials were found on him or in his car. Just before 8:30 a.m. officials reopened the Interstate.

Officials say the man had been involved in a disturbance in Mesquite.  He was taken into custody and transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for medical and psychiatric evaluation.

 

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