Hazmat Evacuation Lifted for Northeast Lubbock Residents

Published 05/09 2013 04:10PM

Updated 05/09 2013 04:14PM

Lubbock Fire Department announces residents evacuated due to overnight chemical leak in northeast Lubbock can now return home.

Hundreds of residents in the Guadalupe neighborhood in northeast Lubbock were forced from their homes early Thursday morning in response to a hazmat leak.

Hazmat crews with the Lubbock Fire Department were called to the Bayer Crop Sciences plant on Erskine near I-27 around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

When crews arrived on scene, they found hydrochloric acid leaking from a trailer.

Thousands of gallons of the dangerous acid had leaked from the tank by 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

The leak prompted emergency crews to evacuate residents in part of the Guadalupe neighborhood out of fear vapors from the dangerous chemical would float in a cloud over their homes.

Stay with EverythingLubbock.com, KAMC and KLBK News as this situation continues to unfold.

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