Houston Co. authorities holding safety drill in Latexo Saturday

Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Houston County Authorities are preparing for the worst this Saturday with a chemical emergency drill.

The drill is taking place Saturday in Latexo at the chemical plant. The drill will start at 9 a.m. and will run until the early afternoon.

There will be several agencies moving in and out of the area so traffic will be heavy on State Highway 287.

Officials with the drill say there will be no loud noises and there is no need for alarm.

"We are not going to try and cause any alarm, but we are going to be working with multiple agencies," said Crockett Fire Chief John Angerstein. DPS, TxDOT, law enforcement, EMS agencies, fire departments from Crockett, Latexo and Grapeland will be involved in the exercise."

Angerstein said the major concern will be emergency vehicles moving in and out of the area and ask for drivers to be cautious.

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