US 59 Near Cleveland Closed

LIBERTY, July 11, 2014 - Captain Ken DeFoor informed around 4:30 PM today that US 59 is being closed near Washington Ave. on the south end of Cleveland, TX.

The problem is a FEDEX truck that is carrying a hazardous chemical that must be maintained at a proper temperature or faces a possibility of exploding. The refrigeration unit on the truck has broken down and the temperature of the chemical in rising.

HAZMET Crews and other agencies are responding to the incident at the present time.

DeFoor stated that as of yet he was unaware of any evacuations necessary due to the problem.





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