A truck started leaking carbon dioxide after a fitting broke causing a hazmat situation near Robert’s Oxygen on Railroad Avenue & Oakmont Ave in Washington Grove, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Peringer.
CSX railroad traffic was temporarily stopped in both directions and some local roads were closed in the area.
At this time the leak is controlled/shut off and no injuries were reported.
IAO Roberts Oxygen 17,000Blk Railroad St., Washington Grove, off Oakmont Av, hazmat, carbon dioxide leaking from truck connection (fitting broke), @mcfrs hazmat on scene dealing w/vapor cloud, immediate area cordoned off, @mcfrs PE732, PAT708, HM728, SA700, EMS703 & others OS pic.twitter.com/qHTCvM8rD8
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 1, 2022