Deputy Rey Davalos, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, blocks and redirects north-bound traffic at the south end of Loop 116.
Chemical Spill at the Weigh Station, NEW WILLARD, July 19, 2018 - Early Thursday afternoon, a tanker transporting a HIGHLY TOXIC chemical was parked in the weigh station in New Willard (south of Leggett). The driver was losing some of his load. Corporal Ramey Bass spotted the situation and stopped to assist the driver. Additionally, Livingston Volunteer Fire Department, Texas Department of Transportation, and other law enforcement were dispatched to the scene. Traffic at the south end of Loop 116 was blocked and turned back. Corporal Bass and the truck driver were both decontaminated at the scene and then both transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure. A hazardous materials team was summoned clean up the mess. At time of press, traffic is flowing again. PolkCountyToday.com has not yet been able to ascertain the exact name of the chemical that was spilled.
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Traffic on the north-bound side of 59 was backed up.
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