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SANTA FE — Western Refining and its environmental cleanup contractor, D & H Pump, are continuing to work to clean up an estimated 1,600 gallons of gasoline that were spilled from a Western Refining fuel tanker that jackknifed and ruptured on US 84/285 at the NM 599 exit Sunday evening.
The right northbound lane and the right southbound lane of US 84/285 were closed as of 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Traffic was delayed Sunday evening as first responders worked to contain the spill. Motorists are advised that the cleanup work could take several days.
The New Mexico Environment Department’s Hazardous Waste Bureau is working with Western Refining to ensure proper remediation of the site. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Surface Water Quality Bureau has also been alerted.
NMDOT urges motorists to proceed through the area with caution, watch for traffic control signing, and observe reduced speed limits.
Up-to-date information on this and other construction and maintenance projects can be found on NMRoads.com, the NMDOT road advisory website.
Children’s Museum at the Legislature
The Board of Trustees and staff at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum announced The Santa Fe Children’s Museum will be at the Legislature Wednesday.
Staff will be there throughout the day to talk about Santa Fe Children’s Museum, and there will be live and interactive learning activities throughout the day for children and adults.
“We have a very exciting day planned with hands-on art and science activities,” said Rachel Kissling, Education Programs director.
“It is very exciting to have a day at the Legislature,” said Sally Mittler, in recent remarks to the Board of Trustees.
“I hope everyone will come out to our day at the Legislature and do a little learning while having a lot of fun,” said Bobbie Gutierrez, Board of Trustees member.
Santa Fe Children’s Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, daily, and is closed for major holidays. The Museum is located at 1050 Old Pecos Trail.
The museum’s website has additional information about hours of operation, memberships, volunteers and employment opportunities at santafechildrensmuseum.org.