Hazardous Substance

Posted on 03/12/2019

On the morning of March 12, 2019 a semi truck left the Douglas County Transfer Station carrying an unknown substance which emitted a toxic odor in a different location and drove onto northbound US 395 and stopped near Jacks Valley Road.  Douglas County’s Emergency Management, East Fork Fire, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and NHP responded. The truck is currently being assessed by East Fork Fire and has been taken back to the transfer station.  The Nevada National Guard Civil Support Team is conducting a Hazmat assessment at the Douglas County Transfer Station.  The transfer station closed indefinitely. There are no reported injuries at this time. 

Highway 395 is now open in both directions.