I-10 open after daylong clean up

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Posted: Aug 24, 2010 10:21 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Aug 24, 2010 10:37 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 5.0 (1 vote)

Topics: I-10 East, accident, 18-wheeler, traffic

Eastbound lanes are finally open after 14 hours because authorities thought they had a dangerous situation.

It turns out, only paint spilled, but the truck carried an assortment of hazardous materials. The driver pulled over near the I-10/I-12 split when his back tire appeared to be on fire. When he disconnected the trailer from the cab, it tipped over.

Sweltering heat slowed the clean up as workers took breaks to get out of the sun and stay hydrated. Extra equipment had to be brought in to aid in cleaning up the dangerous cargo.

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