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Newswest 9 | Midland, Texas | newswest9.com

Pipeline explosion in Winkler Co. sends 3 people to hospital

One was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

WINKLER COUNTY, Texas — The Winkler County Sheriff's Office says three people are in the hospital Wednesday.

According to a Facebook post, a flowback pipeline explosion was reported around 12:30 p.m.

The location of the exlosion was South 18 County Road 404 Cattle Guard #4.

County Road 404 is closed until further notice due to the explosion and emergency response.

Two people were taken to the Kermit Emergency Room while another person was airlifted to another hospital by Aerocare.

No further information on the explosion is available right now and there is no word on the conditions of those who are injured.

UPDATE-1332PM-: CR 404 OPEN 2 INDIVIDUALS BEING TRANSPORTED BY AM...