Jackknifed 18-wheeler caused major morning commute delays on SH-288 in Pearland

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Jackknifed 18-wheeler causing major delays on SH-288 in Pearland
BUMPER-TO-BUMPER: You'll need to plan ahead if you're commuting to the Pearland or Manvel area. Backups stretch for miles Monday morning.

PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- An accident involving an 18-wheeler on SH-288 Monday caused major backups for Pearland drivers during their morning commute.

Hours after an 18-wheeler jackknifed on the South Freeway at CR-58, all outbound lanes finally reopened just after 10 a.m.

SkyEye video from above the crash showed significant damage to the 18-wheeler. An ambulance was also spotted at the scene.

Bumper-to-bumper traffic stretched for miles as crews worked to clear the crash.


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