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Empty rail car source of Pascagoula chemical leak

Pascagoula police are looking into an anhydrous ammonia leak in a rail car, and it's impacting Hwy 90 traffic near Walmart. (Photo source: WLOX) Pascagoula police are looking into an anhydrous ammonia leak in a rail car, and it's impacting Hwy 90 traffic near Walmart. (Photo source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

Roads near Highway 90 and Highway 63 in Pascagoula opened this morning. Police removed barricades at 3:15 a.m. after experts determined a chemical leak no longer posed a threat. Emergency teams determined an empty rail car was the source of that leak. They tell WLOX News Now they contacted Chevron officials to make the necessary repairs.

Captain Doug Adams told WLOX News Now a rail car was leaking a chemical. At 10:00 p.m., investigators and agents with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality were working to find out if the car was damaged or if a valve on it was open.

Police say no serious injuries have been reported and no evacuations are in effect. They asked drivers to avoid the area during the cleanup. 

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