13 Alert Traffic: All NB lanes of I-69 Southwest Fwy reopen over 5 hours after crash with lost load

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
All NB lanes of I-69 SW Fwy reopen 5 hours after crash with lost load
After over five hours of traffic tie-ups for drivers on their morning commute, all northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway at Bissonnet Street have reopened.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Traffic was slow-moving on the I-69 Southwest Freeway Tuesday morning, causing major delays for drivers on their morning commute.

All northbound mainlanes at Bissonnet Street were closed for over five hours due to a crash involving a box truck and a lost load.

Houston Transtar first reported the crash at 2:32 a.m. All northbound lanes reopened at 7:59 a.m.

A box truck crash left pallets scattered across the freeway. Crews were spotted cleaning up some kind of hazmat spill on the mainlanes.

In SkyEye video from above the scene, the freeway looked like a parking lot. At one point, ABC13's traffic tracking technology detected the drive time from Sugar Land to downtown was over an hour.

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