CONROE- Around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, two rail cars being pushed into Huntsman Chemical derailed and tipped slightly. They contained the deadly chemical ethylene oxide. There were no leaks, but a nearby section of FM 1485 and also Jefferson Chemical Road were shut down as a precaution.
Around 5:30 p.m. crews were attempting to upright the cars and get them back on track when they became concerned about a leak and closed the area temporarily, with DPS units in charge. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was also involved, as was the Conroe Fire Department, as well as the Cut and Shoot Fire Department.