18-wheeler pulling flatbed spills hundreds of gallons of liquid soap on NW Side highway, police say

Incident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

SAN ANTONIO – An 18-wheeler pulling a flatbed with multiple containers of liquid soap for fracking spilled several hundreds of gallons when it lost two containers on a Northwest Side highway Wednesday night, according to San Antonio police.

The incident occurred just before 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 10 West in the eastbound lanes.

According to police, the containers ruptured and spilled several hundred gallons of liquid soap onto the highway.

Two vehicles drove through the soap, went out of control and collided with each other, police said.

The San Antonio Fire Department responded and contacted the Texas Department of Transportation.

A preliminary police report said SAPD provided traffic control by shutting down the highway at the Wurzbach exit.

TxDOT took over the cleanup after they were able to bring all their resources to the scene. It took several hours to remove the spill.

Traffic was temporarily at a standstill and drivers were urged to avoid the area as first responders worked. Traffic was forced to exit at Wurzbach Road. The lanes have since reopened and traffic is now flowing.

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