Big rigs involved in major multi-vehicle wreck on 59/45 ramp near downtown Houston

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Wreck with big rig blocks US 59 ramp to Gulf Fwy
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Big rigs are among the number of vehicles involved in a major accident on the ramp connecting the Eastex Freeway and the Gulf Freeway near downtown Houston.

The wreck was reported at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

We haven't learned how the accident occurred, but from above we can see a couple of large cylindrical items that appear to have shifted on one 18-wheeler.

Several wreckers are on the scene. It's unknown how long the wreckage will take to clear. The ramp has been closed to traffic while police investigate.

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