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Roads reopened after traffic incidents led to 2 separate HAZMAT spills in Beaumont

So far, one injury has been reported.

BEAUMONT, Texas —  All lanes of travel are now back open after two separate traffic incidents involving HAZMAT spills in Beaumont. 

Beaumont Police first reported a crash that happened in the 1300 block of Interstate 10 on the southbound service road in front of Balfour. 

Police said the 1100-2200 block of Interstate 10 southbound could be closed for several hours as crews work to clean up the spill. Police said the area runs from in front of Cowboy Harley-Davidson of Beaumont to Washington Boulevard. 

Fire Chief Scott Wheat told 12News that 20 - 25 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled. Beaumont Police Officer Haley Morrow said the driver that caused the crash was injured but is expected to be OK.

The second HAZMAT incident shut down one lane in the 200 block of Interstate 10 northbound near Laurel Avenue. The ramps to Interstate 10 northbound, north of College Street and at Laurel Avenue, are closed while crews work to clean up the spill. 

The circumstances surrounding the second spill are currently unknown. 

This is a developing story. We will update this article as we learn more. 

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From a Beaumont Police Department release:  

Update : All lanes of travel are now back open. 


BPD is on the scene of a traffic crash involving a HAZMAT spill in the 1300 block of I-10 (southbound service road) in front of Balfour. The 1100- 2200 block of the I-10 southbound service road will be closed for several hours while crews clean up the spill (in front of Cowboy Harley to Washington). Use caution in the area. We will update when the roadway is back open.

A second HAZMAT/traffic incident has caused the 200 block of I-10 East Northbound near Laurel to be down to one lane. On ramps to I-10 East (northbound), north of college and at Laurel are closed while crews clean up this spill.

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