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UPDATE: Cheyenne Avenue reopens after crash involving chemicals

Truck possibly carrying chemicals rolls over
Truck possibly carrying chemicals rolls over
Posted at 10:29 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 01:35:26-04

UPDATE AT 4:18 P.M.: Cheyenne Avenue has reopened in both directions.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash. The truck hit a car with a woman inside. Both drivers were checked by paramedics on scene and released. 

The driver of the truck told firefighters there was some chemicals in the rear of the truck. After firefighters checked the air inside the truck with electronic air monitoring equipment, it indicated that there might be a possible leak. 

Before the truck could up righted, the chemicals had to be secured.
The Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials Response team responded as well as a number of other support vehicles and personnel. A total of 35 personnel with 15 vehicles responded to the call.
All roads leading to the intersection were closed and a few nearby residents and a school were told to shelter in place.
When firefighters entered the truck, they found only one plastic bottle of Acetone leaking in the truck. It was secured by HazMat team members.  No other problems were found.
The truck is used to carry tools and equipment used at construction sites.

UPDATE AT 11 A.M.: Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reports that the situation is under control, though officials at the scene are still exercising caution.

Crews at the scene used air bags to prop open the back door of the truck. They deemed the contents inside to be safe. A tow truck was called to the scene to bring the vehicle upright.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Officials set up a perimeter near Cheyenne Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after a truck possibly carrying volatile chemicals flipped on its side.

No injuries were reported.

Crews at the scene say the perimeter is a precautionary measure. Cheyenne Avenue is closed both directions from Metro Academy Way to North Fort Apache Road. HAZMAT was called to the scene.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area.