18-wheeler accident, fuel spill shuts down Katy Freeway

An 18-wheeler accident blocks the Katy Freeway at Taylor (Sonia Azad)

October 9, 2011 6:47:48 PM PDT
All lanes of the Katy Freeway at Taylor were closed several hours Sunday due to an 18-wheeler accident and fuel spill on the roadway.

According to the Houston Fire Department, the tractor-trailer hit the guardrail on the westbound side of I-10 just before Taylor.

Officials said 150 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto the road, along with 50 to 100 gallons of oil. Hazmat crews cleaned up the mess.

No injuries were reported and the freeway reopened Sunday afternoon.

For real-time traffic conditions and travel times, go to the ABC13 Traffic page.

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