Nitrogen Tanker Overturns In Kilgore

Thousands of gallons of a dangerous chemical spill on the road in Gregg County.   It happened around 9:30 this morning on I- 20 in Kilgor, on the eastbound exit ramp of Highway 31.

State troopers say an 18-wheeler carrying liquid nitrogen flipped on its side, went off the roadway and crashed into a tree. Emergency crews and haz-mat units rushed to the scene. The area was shut down to traffic until the spill was contained.

Liquid nitrogen can instantly freeze whatever it comes in contact with.    The driver suffered minor injuries but was able to walk away.    No environmental damage is expected from the spill.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.