Southwest Freeway at Bissonnet reopens after garbage truck fire blocked NB lanes

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Southwest Freeway reopen after garbage truck fire blocked NB lanes
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ABC13 obtained video of the mess from on the ground. It took crews hours to clean and clear the freeway.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- All mainlanes of the Southwest Freeway at Bissonnet are back open after several lanes were blocked due to a garbage truck that caught on fire and dropped its load, according to the Houston Fire Department.

The incident occurred Tuesday at about 3 a.m. on the northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway near Bissonnet Street

This caused major delays since the exit ramp to Gessner and Beechnut was also blocked.

A cleanup crew worked for hours to remove the mess from the freeway.