The Department of Public Safety is reporting a natural gas explosion near Appleby in Nacogdoches County. That natural gas well is spewing a mixture of salt water, mud and natural gas.
Local residents within a one half mile radius of the explosion have been evacuated. Traffic is being re-routed to Highway 259 north and south of Appleby.
DPS received reports of the explosion about 2:32 this morning. No injuries have been reported. Crews have been called in to try to cap the well.