Chemical leak shuts down southbound Highway 77 just 30 miles north of Raymondville

Willacy County officials are finishing cleanin up a chemical spill.

A truck carrying dangerous chemicals caught fire around 7:00 pm Saturday evening, just 30 miles North of Raymondville.

No one was injured but Highway 77's southbound lane was shut down.

Officials told Action 4 News they were able to extinguish the flames, but some of the chemicals leaked out and have to be properly removed.

A remediation team had to come out and assist with the clean up.

The southbound lane remained shut down throughout the night. The highway is expected to be open again by midmorning.

Action 4 News is working to learn what kind of chemicals leaked.