ITC fire clean-up operations continue

Officials continue clean-up operations at the Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC) facility, Tucker’s Bayou and Houston Ship Channel near Deer Park.

Officials say since March 19, more than 1,100 first responders, agencies, and environmental cleanup contractors have been on the scene working to remove chemical wastes from affected areas. They also continue to monitor air and water quality for safety purposes. 

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has opened the San Jacinto River for a period of time to allow vessel traffic through the channel on Sunday between 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., and Monday, between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The Houston Ship Channel remains closed to traffic between Tucker’s Bayou and HSC Light 116.