Shelter-in-place order for Galena Park lifted

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GALENA PARK, TX (KTRK) -- A shelter-in-place that had been in place for residents in Galena Park because of a chemical release has been lifted.

A portion of the Houston Ship Channel and the Washburn Tunnel were also shut down. They've both since re-opened.

It's all because of a sulfur dioxide release from a Pasadena refinery.

A little before 6pm, the Houston Office of Emergency Management tweeted that the shelter-in-place was over, and that the Washburn Tunnel would soon be opening.

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