Big rig spills load on I-10, shutting down freeway lanes at Highway 99

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Crews are on the scene cleaning up a substance on the East Freeway at Hwy 99 in Chambers County. (KTRK)

A big rig wreck in Chambers County has spilled a white substance all over the westbound lanes of I-10 near Highway 99. The lanes were closed for hours during the clean-up process. The freeway was reopened to traffic just before 11 a.m.

A white powder leaked out of a gaping hole in the vehicle. According to DPS, the substance is ash compound, used in concrete. It is not toxic.
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Crews are on the scene on the East Freeway at Highway 99 in Chambers County.

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