Ship Channel Bridge reopens after car rear-ends 18-wheeler

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Friday, July 16, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Ship Channel Bridge was a mess this morning after a car rear-ended an 18-wheeler, triggering a large backup.

All northbound lanes of IH-610 East Loop at the Ship Channel were shut down, but reopened at about 5:40 a.m.

Houston TranStar cameras showed vehicles at a standstill and a sea of tail lights.

It's unknown if there were any injuries.

Traffic is moving again but if you still want to avoid the route, you can use US-90 or the Washburn Tunnel.


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