Truck hauling flammable liquid flips on IH-10 East, highway closed until further notice
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A major road closure on the East side where flammable liquid has spilled onto a busy highway.
It happened at around 3:30 P.M. Sunday in the Eastbound lane of IH-10.
An 18 wheeler carrying the liquid flipped over after it was hit by another truck. The tank burst and the contents began spilling onto the highway.
More than 40,000 gallons ended up on the ground and that’s caused the closure of IH-10 from Graytown Road to Loop 1604.
Hazmat teams were brought in to assist the San Antonio Fire Department in the clean up.
The work continued into the overnight hours and it’s estimated it will take 15 to 18 hours to clean up the liquid which means the highway won’t reopen until sometime between 6:30 and 9:30 A.M. Monday at the earliest.
The access road is still open but that’s sure to cause some major delays for the morning commute so motorists are being advised to avoid the area until further notice.
Two people in the truck that flipped were hospitalized with minor injuries.
We will provide updates on the clean up throughout the morning.