As many as 100 people have been evacuated from their homes in rural Burt county due to an anhydrous ammonia leak that occurred last night around 10 pm.
One person who was driving through the area encountered the vapors and died…according to reports. Highway 75 between Tekamah and Decatur was shut down until further notice.
Evacuees are being offered shelter at the Decatur Community Center. Magellan reps, local emergency responders and environmental crews are on the scene. Cause of the leak is under investigation.
The leak was reported about six miles north of Tekamah, less than a mile from Highway 745.