IH-10 west closed due to diesel spill

Photo by Sharon Broooks

All westbound lanes on Interstate 10 at mile marker 859 were closed for over an hour on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 4, due to a diesel spill that resulted from a three-vehicle accident.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 8:40 a.m., three vehicles, two truck tractor semi-trailers and a passenger vehicle crashed in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near mile marker 859 across from Boomtown in Orange County. The collision caused diesel fuel to leak from one of the truck tractor’s gas tank.  At the time of the release, no injuries had been reported.

Emergency crews were still on scene at 10:15 a.m. to assist those involved in the crash, and HazMat crews were working to clean up the diesel spill as quickly and safely as possible, DPS reports. 

Two lanes of the interstate remained closed at 10:15 a.m., but traffic had started moving slowly through the inside left lane by that time.  

DPS states that there are no further details to be released.