Eastbound Expressway 83 Closed Due to Diesel Gas Spill
MERCEDES – Parts of the eastbound lanes of Expressway 83 closed for a couple of hours in Mercedes due to a major crash.
A tractor trailer and a pickup trailer collided Monday afternoon causing a spill of mulch products and diesel fuel onto the expressway.
Traffic was rerouted off the expressway onto Frontage Road before the Mile 2 exit for several hours.
A chemical response and remediation company out of Brownsville is cleaning up to ensure the road is clear of any slick chemical residue.
Crews placed an absorbent on the diesel oil as required by the EPA and the TCEQ. They also cleared off a patch of dirt that was contaminated by the oil.
No injuries were reported.
Mercedes police is looking into what caused the accident.
Crews are expected to take up a couple hours to clean up the mess.
140,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to the RGV and more are...
President Biden has Cesar Chavez on his desk and already taking action...
1,000 people receive COVID-19 vaccine at Hidalgo County’s first drive-thru community clinic
UTRGV stops COVID-19 vaccine registrations after 56,000 people register within a week
Willacy County holding drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Raymondville High School