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  • LA National Guard Trains Regional Hazmat Troops

    August 6, 2011 2:40 PM

    Three Louisiana National Guard units - about 250 soldiers - are training to become a regional team to find and treat victims of hazardous material disasters and clean up contamination. During exercises this weekend, troops will set up decontamination tents and equipment up in a drill designed to be completed... more »
  • UPDATE I-10 Near Beaumont Closed Until Weds

    August 30, 2010 5:55 PM

    Early Sunday morning, a major crash involving a Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer and passenger vehicle occurred on Interstate 10 near Hamshire Road in Jefferson County, Texas. The 18-wheeler was transporting the hazardous chemical, Isobutane. The Texas Department of Public Safety and Jefferson County Emergency Management personnel immediately closed both lanes of... more »
  • I-49 Shut Down Due to Overturned Tanker

    August 11, 2010 7:27 PM

    The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed. HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana. Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... more »
  • Hazardous Spill Closes I-10 Near Rayne

    May 18, 2010 8:48 AM

    Interstate 10 is still closed eastbound near mile marker 90 between Rayne and Duson following an early morning 18-wheeler accident. The crash resulted in the spill of a small amount of a hazardous chemical called Ethyleneamine that could cause respiratory problems if inhaled. Drivers should detour by taking exit 87... more »
  • Bomb Found In River Ranch

    January 11, 2010 6:40 PM

    HAZMAT officials were called to a scene where state police were investigating an explosive device found on a construction site in River Ranch. Workers in the 100 block of Settlers Trace say the device was found on the construction site near the intersection with River Ranch Blvd. All construction... more »
  • State Police: I-10 Open

    November 24, 2009 7:08 PM

    Interstate 10 in Lake Charles is now open for motorist traveling on Interstate 10 east and westbound through Lake Charles. On November 24 at 11:00 am, a tractor trailer transporting butane overturned near the Interstate 10 exit in the city of Westlake. State Police Emergency Services were called to... more »

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