I-10 reopens after extensive shutdown

September 1, 2010 9:02:49 AM PDT
Interstate 10 in southeast Texas has reopened after crews finished cleaning up a hazardous material spill from a tanker involved in a wreck four days ago. Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis told The Associated Press that I-10 near Hamshire reopened Wednesday morning.

I-10 had been shut down between Texas 73 and Farm Road 365 near Hamshire, about 65 miles east of Houston, since a two-vehicle wreck early Sunday. The tanker truck overturned in a collision with a pickup.

DPS says the tanker truck driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The tanker was carrying isobutane, a flammable, corrosive chemical.


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