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I-45 reopens after crash and hazmat situation in Leon County

The incident was on I-45 near the town of Leona between Madisonville and Centerville.
The incident is on I-45 near the town of Leona between Madisonville and Centerville. Motorists...
The incident is on I-45 near the town of Leona between Madisonville and Centerville. Motorists are being told to plan ahead, expect detours and delays, and find alternate routes if possible.(Photo provided by emergency officials on scene)
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 7:58 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 5:29 PM CDT
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LEONA, Texas (KBTX) - Southbound lanes are back open following a crash and hazardous material incident involving a semi-truck Tuesday morning on Interstate 45, according to officials in Leon County.

The incident happened Tuesday morning on I-45 near the town of Leona between Madisonville and Centerville.

A truck driver from Denver Intermodal Xpress fell asleep behind the wheel and drove onto the side of the road, according to officials.

The truck contained 29,000 pounds of sulfuric acid in plastic containers.

None of the chemicals spilled onto the street and there were no injuries.

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