Sunday, August 29, 2010
I-10 Wreck Video
What kept you tied up in traffic along I-10 in Jefferson County all day today?
An 18-wheeler carrying a hazardous (and highly flammable) material wrecked early Sunday around 4 a.m. near Hamshire Road. Emergency responders immediately closed both east and westbound lanes of the highway. They later evacuated residences in a one and a half mile radius.
KTRK-13 in Houston was able to get some aerial shots of the wreck site. Click on the video above to see what you couldn't see from the highway.
Meanwhile, the highway remains closed so emergency crews can remove the material from the damaged tanker. It's a long and tedious process. TxDOT expects the interstate to be closed at least until early Monday morning.