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November 11th, 2011
Hazardous spill shuts down Texas 80 in San Marcos


San Marcos firefighters are at the scene of a hazardous materials spill at Highway 80 and River Road in San Marcos.

A semi tractor trailer carrying sodium hydroxide or lye, a caustic material, dropped two containers off the trailer around 6:24 am today. One 330 gallon container spilled its contents.

Texas 80 is closed between Clarewood and Texas 21 and is expected to be closed for several more hours. The public is asked to avoid the area.

The truck was a part of a convoy for Mission Well Services of San Antonio traveling through San Marcos. No injuries were reported.

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