UPDATE

Officials from the city of Borger and the Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management report that evacuations have been lifted for the affected buildings and roads are being opened.

According to officials, after 4 p.m., emergency crews were called to a report of a leaking rail car.

Officials said the leak came from a rail car that contained Butadiene. Emergency crews classified the leak as minor and monitored the area for air quality.

The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating the incident.

Original Story

BORGER, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials from the city of Borger and the Hutchinson County Office of Emergency Management said that emergency personnel are currently on the scene of a leak that is causing the evacuation of “a few local businesses.”

According to a post made on the city of Borger/Hutchinson County OEM’s Facebook page, emergency personnel are on the scene of a leak from the area of the downtown rail yard on South Main Street.

The post reads that “a few local businesses” have been evacuated and parts of Main Street and Hedgecoke Street, located south of Wilson Street, have been closed as a precaution. Officials said crews are assessing the area.

Officials said that the Facebook page will continue to post updates if the situation changes, stressing that more information will be provided to the public soon.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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