Multiple vehicle wreck closes eastbound lanes of interstate 10 at Hamshire road

HAMSHIRE - Emergency crews are on the scene of a multiple vehicle wreck along eastbound Interstate 10 near Hamshire road.

The eastbound lanes are currently closed and east bound traffic is being diverted onto the access road while crews clean up the wreck as well as a fuel spill.

From the Department of Public Safety...

At approximately 11:45a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County.  The crash occurred near Hamshire Road.

Initial reports indicate that all vehicles involved in this crash were traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.  A Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when it was rear-ended by a truck tractor semi-trailer. The 18-wheeler was then rear-ended by a GMC pickup truck towing a trailer.  After colliding with the 18-wheeler, the GMC was rear-ended by a Ford Escape.

There were no injuries reported.

All eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near Hamshire Road, are closed due to a diesel spill resulting from this crash.  Approximately 40 gallons of diesel was leaked onto the Intestate.  The roadway will remain closed until the diesel spill is safely cleaned from the road.  Motorists are urged to find alternate travel routes.  Expect delays.

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