VIDEO: Twin City lanes reopen after chemical leak contained

Published 3:42 pm Friday, June 6, 2008

The road closure due to the chemical spill is now opened for all traffic at the 6300 block of Hwy 347, Officer Pamela Elliott of the Beaumont Police Department reported at about 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The Beaumont Fire Department had responded to a chemical leak from a 120- to 150-gallon cylinder on the UPS freight office dock.

Motorists were asked to avoid FM 347 near U.S. 69, a Beaumont Fire Department representative said.

The chemical is anhydrous chloride, which is a respiratory and skin contact hazard.

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