Boat blamed for shutting down Gulf Freeway during afternoon rush hour

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Boat on trailer blocks Gulf Fwy at height of afternoon rush hour
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By looking at the traffic backup on Gulf Freeway on Tuesday afternoon, you would think someone dropped anchor in the middle of the lanes. And you might be right, because SkyEye captured a typically water-faring vessel on dry land, holding up the afternoon rush hour.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An incident involving a boat has sparked a heavy traffic jam for miles in southeast Houston.

Tuesday's rush hour worsened along the Gulf Freeway at South Loop. A view from SkyEye showed an 18-wheeler transporting a large boat backing up on the freeway.

It appears the boat was unable to make it through one of the underpasses along the way.

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