Highway 290 reopens hours after big rig wreck

Two big rigs crashed creating quite the mess and shutting down all inbound lanes of Highway 290 for hours.

July 8, 2011 12:01:21 PM PDT
An accident involving two big rigs had all inbound lanes shut down between Mangum Road at Dacoma Street for hours The accident happened around 2:30am near Mangum. All eastbound lanes of Highway 290 between Mangum Rd. and Ramp to NB I-610 West Loop were closed until 11:45am due to the accident.

According to officials, the big rig drivers were following one another to the Ship Channel when one driver struck the other.

Both 18-wheelers were carrying grain and left a mess on the roadway. Crews worked for hours to clear the the highway, causing major delays.

METRO officials had opened the inbound HOV lane to all traffic during the cleanup process.

No injuries were reported.

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