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Bowie County firefighters worked Tuesday to contain a hydrogen peroxide spill on Interstate 30 near Leary in Bowie County.

No one was injured in the incident.

The westbound 213 exit ramp at Leary remained closed until the spill was cleaned up but was reopened about 2:30 p.m., said Bowie County Fire Marshall Scottie Taylor.

The spill happened at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after a driver of an 18-wheeler hit his brakes to keep from hitting a car in front of him that allegedly swerved, officials said. All of the cargo in the truck shifted and three containers inside the trailer broke open, spilling about 1,000 gallons of hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is not considered dangerous to the public.

"It irritates the skin if you directly come in contact with it," Taylor said.

C5 Fire Department responded along with the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Bowie County Emergency Management.

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