South Loop eastbound lanes reopened at I-45 after hourslong hazmat spill clean-up

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A heavy truck accident on the South Loop westbound lanes at I-45 is slowing down freeway traffic, and drivers should try to avoid the area if possible.

All westbound lanes of the South Loop at I-45 have reopened after a hazmat spill closed it for several hours.

The lanes were closed just after a single-vehicle wreck just before 1 p.m. Thursday. The heavy truck accident involves a hazmat spill. The afternoon and evening rush hour commute were impacted.

In a 7:33 p.m. update, TxDOT provided the update that all lanes had reopened.

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