Overturned 18-wheeler blocks I-45 northbound lanes near downtown

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An overturned 18-wheeler on a busy downtown freeway caused some major backups Saturday morning.

It happened in the northbound lanes of I-45 near Hogan and Crockett Streets before 8 a.m.

Nobody was believed to be hurt in the crash, but the big rig was laid across multiple lanes of the freeway.

By 8:15 a.m., traffic delays spread beyond downtown and onto I-69 and 288.

Commuters will need to avoid all of Interstate 45 throughout downtown as crews work to clear the crash.

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