Big rig accident temporarily shuts down Houston freeway

by Benjamin Treviño | June 9th, 2022 | 18 Wheelers

(HOUSTON) – A May 18 one-vehicle tractor trailer accident shut down the westbound I-10 East Freeway at Wayside for approximately eight hours.

According to Houston police (HPD) and Union Pacific Railroad officials, a semi-truck loaded with large spools became wedged under a railroad bridge over Interstate 10 at about 8:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.

The highway and railroad bridge were closed to traffic until 4:30 the following morning, after it was determined that both were safe for travel.

HPD said the truck driver was issued a citation for excessive height of load. Authorities say such accidents are frequent occurrences on Houston highways. In the latter half of 2018, drivers had to dodge five loose spools on Houston highways.


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