Acid Spill Causes Leon County Highway's Shut Down

A portion of Highway 79 near Buffalo was shut down due to an overturned 18-wheeler, but is now open again.

TxDOT reported the southbound lane of the highway as closed after a truck turned over, spilling 15% hydrochloric acid. Officials say a hazardous material team and emergency personnel arrived shortly thereafter on scene.

Only five-to-ten minute delays were experienced by drivers, according to TxDOT, with flaggers alternating traffic in the northbound lane.

The road reopened around 1 p.m.

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