Highway 395 in Mono County open after chemical spill

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Updated: 7/26/2014 10:00 pm
**10 P.M. UPDATE**
MONO COUNTY, Calif. (KRNV & Mynews4.com) -According to a Trooper with the California Highway patrol, at approximately 7:45 PM the scene on United States Highway (US)-395 was rendered safe by emergency crews after being closed due to an earlier incident that involved a hazardous material spill from a commercial motor vehicle. At approximately 8:30 PM US-395 opened to through traffic.
MONO COUNTY, Calif. (KRNV & Mynews4.com) - California Highway Patrol has closed down a portion of Highway 395 in Mono County due to a chemical spill.

According to CHP, at around 7:20 Saturday morning, a big rig carrying unknown hazardous materials, had a tank burst while traveling southbound.  Highway 395 in this area will be closed for several hours for clean up.

The Mono County Sheriff's Department tells News 4, the spill was of roughly 30-gallons of hazardous chemicals. The spill is estimated to be about a 20-foot by 30-foot spill on the ground along the highway.

There have been no injuries in this incident but the driver and two others were exposed to the hazardous chemicals. The Mono County Sheriff's Department tells News 4, they have been transported to a local hospital, evaluated and released.

The residents of Bridgeport that live around the spill site have been evacuated and a shelter has been opened at the Bridgeport Elementary School.

One News 4 viewers says a 'chemical smell' in the area is very strong.
Scene of Bridgeport Hazard Material Spill 7/26/14 (Mike Kidder, Mike Kidder)
Scene of Bridgeport Hazard Material Spill 7/26/14 (Mike Kidder, Mike Kidder)
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