Officials release new details on Hazmat incident on McCormick Road

VIDEO: Road reopened after Hazmat incident on McCormick Road

RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KFDA) - McCormick Road is now back open after being closed for crews to repair the roadway after an incident Sunday night.

Around 10:10 p.m., the Randall County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash involving a semi-truck carrying Anhydrous Ammonia.

Officials say the semi was carrying 37,000 pounds of Anhydrous Ammonia when the trailer became disconnected from the truck, causing the landing gear to collapse and the front portion of the trailer to hit the pavement, which caused damage to the trailer and the road.

The damage to the trailer caused a vent tube leak.

The Randall County Fire Department and the Amarillo Fire Department Hazmat unit also responded to the scene.

Officials were able to determine there was no immediate danger to the public, and one house in the area was voluntarily evacuated.

McCormick Road was closed from Western to Georgia Streets so workers could make repairs to the roadway.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating this incident.

The AFD responded to a request for mutual aid in Randall County last night. A tanker truck carrying ammonia had rolled...

Posted by Amarillo Fire Department on Monday, July 15, 2019

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