Residents near the East Loop and Buffalo Bayou are being asked to stay indoors after a tanker flipped and spilled its load.
On Thursday, the Houston Fire Department said crews at the the 400 block of 92nd Street at E. Avenue R are working to clean a propionic spill from a tanker. As a safety precaution, the department is asking residents to stay indoors and avoid the area as the chemical may cause respiratory issues as well as skin irritation.
HFD said no shelter in place has been issued for the time being.
No injuries have been reported.
@HoustonFire Hazmat units are currently on scene of a chemical leak at the 400 Block of 92nd St. As a precautionary measure, residents are asked to avoid the area and remain indoors for the time being. @FireChiefofHFD
— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) March 10, 2022