LONGVIEW (September 8, 2013)—Nobody was hurt early
Sunday when two tanker cars derailed and overturned in East Texas, blocking a highway for about nine hours.
One car spilled a small amount of a tar-like substance.
The BNSF Railway accident happened early Sunday as some cars were being switched, Longview Fire Marshal Johnny said.
Longview police say nearby highway traffic was affected for nine hours until reopening around 10 a.m. Sunday.
Zackary says one tanker carried diesel fuel and didn't leak.
The other tanker hauled molten resin, similar to road tar, and less than 50 gallons leaked.
Firefighters contained the spill.
BNSF spokesman Joe Faust says the train was en route from Dayton, 30 miles northeast of Houston, to Memphis, Tenn.
Other railroad traffic won't be affected during the cleanup, he said.