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Semi truck hot sauce spill leads to hazmat response on El Paso interstate


Authorities in El Paso, Texas, responded to a major hot sauce spill on a busy interstate on Friday.

The incident began around 11:30 a.m. on June 30 when another driver noticed that a semi truck traveling on westbound I-10 at the Hawkins Exit was leaking a red liquid that turned out to be Tabasco.

The driver signaled the semi truck to pull over and authorities were contacted.

No injuries have been reported.

CBS4 Local reports that the truck was hauling 4,400 gallons of Tabasco, and of that, about 100 gallons spilled out onto the roadway.

The El Paso Fire Department reports that the hot sauce spill resulted in a Hazmat Condition 3 response.

As of Friday afternoon, I-10 west at Hawkins was closed except for one lane.


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