UPDATE: Hawkins Parkway has been reopened, according to the city.
LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – Longview Police said they are asking travelers to seek an alternate route around the North Eastman Road and East Hawkins Parkway area for Wednesday morning after a crash.
The crash involved an 18-wheeler and an SUV, and officials said “as a result of the crash, there is a large diesel spill on the roadway.”
As of 8:15 a.m., officials said emergency crews are still cleaning up the diesel spill which “appears to have run off into a neighboring creek,” and Hawkins Parkway will be closed from Fourth Street to Eastman Road until further notice.
“The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has been notified, and city crews are working to contain and recover the fuel,” officials said. “Longview Police, Longview Fire and Public Works personnel have responded.”
Officials said they will provide an update when the roadway is reopened.