LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas A haz-mat situation has Highway 59 in Liberty County shut down in both directions near Washington Avenue, deputies said.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff s Office, a Fed Ex truck with an unknown chemical needs to be maintained at a very cool temperature.
There is a malfunction in the refrigeration of the truck. Deputies have haz-mat teams icing down the truck to maintain the cooler temperature.
The chemical most likely will have to be off loaded and cooled if crews cannot get the truck s refrigeration system to work, deputies said.
This could take several hours. There are three 55-gallon drums on board.
Motorists heading south asked to take FM 223 to Shepherd, while those heading north are told to take FM 105 to FM 1725 as alternate routes.