Hazmat spill closes down portion of US 287

At approximately 9 p.m. last night a truck tractor and semi trailer ran off the road and spilled hazardous chemicals on U.S. Highway 287 in Hall County.

According to DPS, the truck was traveling west when it overturned and spill ditertbutyl and dicarbonate in the area. At this time U.S. 287 has been closed and traffic is being redirected to SH 256 in Memphis and to U.2/83 in Childress due to the potential hazards of these chemicals.

DPS said travelers can expect at least a 20 minute delay.

TxDOT is assisting and a hazardous material cleanup team has been called in.

No injuries have been reported and DPS is monitoring the situation. An Amarillo air monitoring crew is also on hand. If no dangers are found then one lane in each direction will be opened.