Portion of Almeda shut down for chemical leak cleanup

January 18, 2012 7:56:00 AM PST
A chemical leaking from a truck this morning has prompted fire officials to shut down a portion of Almeda.

Houston fire officials tell us that around 7:45am, a HazMat crew was called to AkzoNobel on Almeda near Shadow Creek Parkway. We're told the truck, which was loaded with a cleaning fluid, left the plant and had gone under Beltway 8 when the truck's driver noticed the leak. The driver turned around and went back to the plant.

As crews work to clean up the leak, a portion of Almeda is closed. No injuries have been reported and at this point, it's not known if there's any environmental impact.

We'll continue to monitor this story and will bring you the latest as it comes into our newsroom.