Slick roads may be to blame for big rig wreck

An 18-wheeler jack-knifed and took out hundreds of feet of guard-rail at I-10, Highway 59 split

January 29, 2010 5:21:04 AM PST
Slick roads could be to blame for an 18-wheeler that jack-knifed, east of downtown Houston.It was just before midnight when the 18-wheeler heading westbound on I-10 drove around the curve going under Highway 59 and somehow lost control.

When that happened, the big rig jack-knifed and went into the guard rail at such speeds that the guard rail was torn and ripped for a couple hundred feet. The driver was not hurt.

Crews were on the scene for hours. Several lanes have reopened after the wreckage was removed but traffic is moving slow.

Check our live Houston traffic map for slowdowns around town.