Hazmat Scare Leaves Neighborhood Roped Off

Tanker fire carrying carbon dioxide overturns

By Kathy Gazda
|  Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011  |  Updated 11:05 AM EDT
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Hazmat Scare Leaves Neighborhood Roped Off

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A tanker accident and resulting leak in The Bronx has clean-up crews busy this morning and leaves one Eastchester neighborhood roped off to traffic.

The accident happened just before 3 a.m. on the off ramp of exit 14 southbound on the New England Thruway. That's the exit that takes drivers to the Hutchinson River Parkway.

Fire department officials say the tanker was carrying carbon dioxide which escaped and created a cloud of gas in the immediate area. The exit ramp is closed at this hour. No injuries have been reported.

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