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Texas Department of Transportation
News Release
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

EMERGENCY ROADWAY CLOSURE ON US 59 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY SOUTHBOUND AT SH 99

Houston – TxDOT is assisting the Sugar Land Police Department with an accident and fuel spill on US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound mainlanes at SH 99.  The accident involved an 18-wheeler carrying diesel fuel.   All southbound mainlanes of US 59 at SH 99 and two inside southbound frontage road lanes are currently closed.  All traffic is being detoured to the outside two frontage road lanes at the SH 99 exit.

Environmental crews are working to clean the roadway of the 8,000 gallons of diesel that was spilled, and offload any remaining diesel in the tanker. Initial estimates to restore traffic are between 3 to 4 hours.  Motorists should expect significant delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes.

TxDOT Houston District Emergency Operations Center is currently at Level 2 (Escalated Response).




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