I-10 WB reopens after big rig wreck shut it down for several hours during morning rush

December 3, 2012 9:50:53 AM PST
After several hours, a major traffic headache involving two big rigs on the Katy Freeway is finally clear. The rain this morning contributed to a messy accident on I-10 and delayed the morning commute for plenty of drivers.

The wreck happened on I-10 westbound near Taylor Street just before 5am. Authorities shut down all westbound lanes of the Katy Freeway between I-45 and Houston Avenue, as well as the North Freeway ramp to I-10. It reopened more than four hours later.

At least two drivers of big rigs lost control and slammed into concrete barriers. One driver told us he believed it was a chain reaction wreck behind him after he initially lost control on the wet roadways.

After removing the vehicles, HazMat had to properly clean up a fuel and hydraulic fluid leak from one of those trucks.

Right now, there's no word on whether or not the drivers were injured in the accident or if the slick roads played a role.

More rain is expected tomorrow morning, so authorities urge caution while on the roadways.