A highway in New Mexico was shut down Thursday evening due to a rig leaking liquid hydrogen.
The incident occurred on April 1st in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
According to ABC 7 News, the truck began leaking at the Interstate 10, Interstate 25 interchange, forcing a closure of the area into Friday morning.
I’m here in Las Cruces just a few miles from NNSU where the Las Cruces Fire Department are responding to a refrigerated hydrogen leak. @KFOX14 @CBS4Local pic.twitter.com/4NZYz9668D— Vania Castillo (@VaniaKFOX14_CBS) April 2, 2021
Luckily, crews were able to move the truck to a more isolated location near New Mexico State University where hazmat crews worked late into the night to depressurize the truck and contain the chemical leak.
A mere 300-foot evacuation zone was put in place as crews worked as authorities assured that the leak was not a threat.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.