STATE POLICE HAS NOW DEEMED A MANDATORY EVACUATION OF 1.5mi RADIUS
Update issued January 28, 2023 at 1:58:26 AM CST by the Sheriff’s Office.
Our office has been informed that the State Police Hazmat has now issued a MANDATORY EVACUATION of a 1.5 Mile radius of the Railroad Crossing in KEATCHIE. Residents need to get out now. Please see our previous posts on the Stonewall Community Center as a place to go if you have none.
Earlier a One mile area was ordered evacuated.
EVACUATION AREA EXPANDED – ONE MILE RADIUS OF CROSSING
January 28, 2023 at 1:22:31 AM CST
After further assessment, it has been determined to evacuate all residents within a one mile radius of the railroad track crossing on highway in Keatchie. There is believed to be a hazardous leak which could pose a danger to the surrounding public. At this time, first responders remain on scene and knocking door-to-door informing residents of the evacuation. As a reminder, if you do not have anywhere to go, the Stonewall Community Center has been opened, which is located across from Salem Baptist Church on Stonewall Frierson Road.