Chemical spill closes mile-long portion of Tidwell in northeast Houston for hours

May 24, 2012 6:41:16 PM PDT
A chemical spill closed about a mile-long portion of Tidwell in northeast Houston for hours on Thursday.

The eastbound lanes of Tidwell Rd. between the Eastex Freeway and Lockwood were shut down due to a chemical spill.

According to the Houston Fire Department, it appeared to be some type of used oil product from a tanker truck. HFD responded to the report of a chemical spill in the 4100 block of Tidwell about 2:20pm Thursday.

HFD says hazardous material crews and Public Works and Engineering were on scene to assist with the clean-up, and the road is now back open.

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