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I-10 at IH-45 back open and cleaned up after fuel spill, police say

Police have shut down the freeway after a truck diesel fuel spill on IH-10 and IH-45 on April 3, 2020.
Police have shut down the freeway after a truck diesel fuel spill on IH-10 and IH-45 on April 3, 2020. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – Police have reopened the freeway after a truck diesel fuel spill on IH-10 and IH-45 Friday morning.

Police said the closure was at West IH-10 and just past Houston Avenue. The spill was cleaned and the lanes are back open, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Emergency crews said they responded to reports of a semi-truck leaking fuel at around 3 a.m. Police said arriving units located the semi-truck park on the shoulder of the freeway.

According to police, fuel was leaking across all lanes of the I-10 freeway. All lanes of the West IH-10 freeway have been shut down. It was reported the semi-truck struck a tire iron and the tire iron became stuck in the fuel tank, police said.


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