Crews work to clean up chemical spill after tanker truck buckles

HOUSTON – Hazmat crews, the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Police Department were at the scene of a chemical spill Friday on the West Loop. 

According to authorities, the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 610 southbound near the U.S. Highway 59 exit ramp.

Officers said when they arrived, they found a tanker truck that was carrying 45,000 pounds of Stabrom 909 Biocide, a water treatment chemical, had buckled in the middle of the tank.

While the ramps to the freeways have reopened, officials said Richmond Avenue will remain closed in the area while the cleanup continues.

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