UPDATE: Evacuations continue Friday morning in Hampton, just southwest of Highway 167.
Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office shared a Friday morning Facebook post asking anyone living in the area of Tina Street or Busbee Street to leave the area immediately, with police going door to door asking residents to evacuate.ADVERTISING
The post continues in asking drivers to reroute, as officials are asking residents not to drive Highway 167 between El Dorado and Fordyce.
OUACHITA COUNTY, Ark. — The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office said that there is a pipeline rupture in Calhoun County.
Emergency coordinators are advising people in the west side of Hampton to shelter in place due to a leaking chemical.
People on the east side of town are advised to evacuate to a high school east of Highway 167.
Those in the vicinity are advised to leave windows closed and not use outside air.
The leaked chemical is believed to be anhydrous ammonia according to the sheriff’s office