Tanker Truck Hauling Butane Overturns on US 59

Photo courtesy of the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office.

FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Fort Bend News) – The Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office, Fort Bend County EMS, TxDOT, Texas Department of Public Safety, Rosenberg Police, Rosenberg Fire Department, Beasley Community Volunteer Fire Department, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management responded to a Hazardous Materials scene early this morning when a tanker truck hauling Butane overturned on southbound US-59.

Cleanup is underway and the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal’s Office used their drone to identify the truck and tanker information.

Responders have isolated the area to begin transferring product off the overturned vehicle. Once the material has been removed the vehicle will be up-righted and efforts will begin to clear the roadway.

Gas monitoring is ongoing, officials are asking drivers to stay away from the area.