10 car pile-up on I-45 Gulf Fwy south of downtown Houston, HFD says

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Monday, February 15, 2021
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This is what we saw during a 10-vehicle crash on the Gulf Freeway. Remember to avoid all travel if you can.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 10-vehicle pile-up was reported on the I-45 Gulf Freeway, south of downtown, in the first night of the winter storm Sunday.

According to Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña, crews with the Houston Fire Department and the Houston Police Department responded to the scene.

There were no injuries reported.

Peña reminded residents that road conditions will continue to be dangerous, and that overpasses and bridges will be the first to freeze and last to thaw during the storm.

More than 100 trouble spots have been reported on Houston-area roads during the winter storm.

Drivers are advised to stay off the roads as the winter storm has taken hold.

Earlier in the night, multiple vehicles were involved in a pile-up wreck on Beltway 8 near the Hardy Toll Road on Houston's north side.

Harris County Toll Road Authority officials cleared the scene. It's not yet clear exactly how many vehicles were part of the chain-reaction crash. There is no word if anyone was injured.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez shared that the dispatch center had received dozens of traffic-related calls since Sunday morning.

Then at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted there were 134 traffic crashes across the Houston area. Officials advise against any travel.

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