Accident shuts down Highway 59 for several hours

A fiery crash on Highway 59 near the Liberty, San Jacinto County line shut down the freeway. (Photo by: Scott Engle)

November 23, 2010 6:35:21 AM PST
A crash involving a semi-truck has closed down both directions of the Eastex Freeway at the San Jacinto, Liberty County line for several hours. DPS tells us a pickup was carrying a flammable gasoline by-product, when it collided with a big rig. The chemical caught fire and firefighters were kept back for more than an hour. The good news is that no one was hurt. The fog was also become a problem for drivers headed northeast on Highway 59.

Several police departments and a HazMat crew on the scene trying to clear the accident. The freeway finally reopened just after 8:30am.

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