Tanker rollover causes natural gas leak in Phoenix
PHOENIX — A tanker rolled over early Wednesday morning, causing a natural gas leak in Phoenix.
According to Phoenix Fire, hazmat crews were called in after a tanker carrying compressed natural gas rolled over at 29th Avenue and Happy Valley Road, just west of Interstate 17.
The driver managed to pull himself out of the vehicle, but the tank began leaking from the incident.
Hazmat crews are on scene of a semi truck that rolled over at 29th Ave and happy valley. The tanker is leaking CNG, the driver was able to evacuate safely. Happy valley and freeway traffic being stopped. pic.twitter.com/BOx6nETf0m
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) May 27, 2020
Both Phoenix and Glendale fire crews are on scene.
The surrounding area was being evacuated, with road and freeway traffic being restricted.
Hazmat teams are working to either stop the leak with the use of shutoff valves or from an emergency shutoff.
No other information was immediately available.