DOUGLAS, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A serious car crash in Douglas Tuesday, Feb. 27, has created a large-scale hazmat event and authorities are asking people to avoid until further notice.
Earlier in the day, the Douglas Police and Fire Departments responded to a two-vehicle accident in the area of 9th and Pan American.
One of the vehicles crashed into an 1,800-gallon propane tank and injured those inside the car, according to a news release.
The tank is leaking gas and the Cochise County Sheriff's Office said a half-mile area has been evacuated, including the Walmart to the south.
At 12:30 p.m., the CCSO said all Douglas schools have been released.
The only route south into Mexico now is G Avenue to 3rd Street, west to Pan American, Pan American to port. Northbound traffic remains the same on 1st Street.