Update at 12:30 p.m.
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) — The Monticello Police Department has released new details about Sunday morning’s HAZMAT crash.
The incident happened in the area of Kratz Road and South Hamilton Street. A truck was initially reported by dispatch to have had “steam coming out of it” after the vehicle hit a tree. Officers said the truck was transporting anhydrous ammonia tanks, which collided with trees when the truck’s hitch broke.
A small amount of anhydrous ammonia leaked from the tank, causing an evacuation of nearby residents out of an abundance of caution. Emergency responders quickly determined there was no danger to the public and no further evacuations were needed.
Monticello FS was contacted to collect their tanks. The Monticello Police Department, Monticello Fire Department, Kirby Ambulance, and the Piatt County Emergency Management Agency responded to the scene.
Officials said no one was hurt.
MONTICELLO, Ill. (WCIA) – First responders are on scene of an incident on Kratz Road in Monticello involving anhydrous ammonia on Sunday morning.
The Piatt County Sheriff’s Office says they have responded to the scene on Kratz Road on the south side of Monticello. They state no evacuations are occurring at this time.
Superintendent Adam Clapp says there was an anhydrous ammonia leak due to a truck breaking an axle. They have stopped the leak and are not evacuating anyone at this time.
It is unknown how the Monticello situation first occurred.
This is a developing story. Stay with WCIA 3 News for the latest developments.