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Firefighters and worker from Mission Well Services on scene after two chemical containers, right, fell off a trailer around 6:24 a.m. Friday. PHOTO by MELISSA MILLECAM

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Traffic reopened on Texas 80 in San Marcos around 12:30 p.m. Friday after a chemical spill closed the road for six hours. One eastbound lane of Texas 80 remains closed as the clean up continues this afternoon.

A semi tractor trailer carrying sodium hydroxide or lye, a caustic material, dropped two containers off the trailer around 6:24 am today. Tne 330 gallon container spilled its contents. No one was injured.

Emergency responders, including the San Marcos fire and police departments and Hays-San Marcos EMS, were on scene to respond to the spill this morning

The truck was a part of a convoy for Mission Well Services of San Antonio traveling through San Marcos. Alamo 1, a hazardous materials company from San Antonio, is continuing the clean up.

Texas 80 was closed from Clarewood Drive to Texas 21 for six hours.

State and federal agencies, including Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Parks & Wildlife and the National Response Center were notified of the incident.

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One thought on “Texas 80 reopens six hours after chemical spill

  1. this is why i didn’t go to work today in Martindale… thanks for the good report.

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