HOUSTON (KTRK) -- All northbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway are now reopened after a car fire shut the freeway down, creating a rush hour nightmare.
Officials forced all traffic off the freeway at the Kirby exit, due to a vehicle fire on the mainlanes.
The road has since reopened but drivers can expect major delays in the area. Check real-time traffic.
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SW Freeway reopens following vehicle fire at Kirby