May 21, 2013 6:43 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Traffic is still being diverted away from I-37 at the Tancahua overpass due to an overturned propane tanker. The truck crashed just after making the curve from Highway 181 to I-37. Fortunately there was no leak of the tanker's contents.
A second tanker truck has started to offload the propane from the crashed truck, but wreckers still need to right the vehicle. The Texas Department of Transportation estimates it will take another 4 hours to clean up the mess.
For now, police recommend anyone who wants to head to Portland to take the Joe Fulton Corridor, which is on the other side of the Port of Corpus Christi. You could use the on-ramps in downtown to get on the Harbor Bridge heading north, but don't try and use I-37.
If heading to Corpus Christi from Portland take the Joe Fulton Corridor exit as well. There are no officers in place to let people know about the long backup all the way to the other side of the bridge.
Once on the other side, everyone has to take the Port Avenue exit and deal with the smaller streets.