Crash cleanup closes US 550 near San Ysidro

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SAN YSIDRO, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police issued an alert at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday regarding a closure of US 550 due to a motor vehicle accident.

State Police said they responded to a motor vehicle crash near mile marker 24 on US 550, west of San Ysidro. The crash involved a commercial motor vehicle.

There were no injuries in the crash, however police say the commercial vehicle’s fuel tank was ruptured, necessitating a hazardous material cleanup.

US 550 was closed in both directions for while the diesel fuel was cleaned up. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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