I-45 near downtown reopened after emergency pothole repair

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- After nearly 12 hours, all mainlanes of I-45 northbound have reopened following an emergency pothole repair near downtown.

The large pothole is caused traffic disruption downtown, shutting down two lanes for several hours I-45 northbound and San Jacinto Road.

TxDOT initially repaired the pothole, but ABC13 reporter Katherine Marchand spotted debris falling from underneath the pothole.

TxDOT closed two mainlines on I-45 between I-69 and Fannin to complete the repairs. The SH-288 northbound connector ramp was also closed as crews completed the work.

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