Texas transportation officials say that a truck hauling large barrels lost its load during a bridge strike in the downtown Houston area on Monday.
Multiple mainlanes of I-10 Katy EB at Houston Ave blocked due to heavy truck incident. Over-height load has struck the Houston Ave bridge and crews are working to clear the scene. Bridge inspection will he needed before mainlanes can be reopened. pic.twitter.com/q5OQrK3xq4
— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHouston) February 11, 2020
The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. on Monday night as a truck hauling 10 foot barrels eastbound on I-10 struck the Houston Avenue Bridge, causing the barrels to fall off of the trucks and roll onto the roadway, coming to a stop blocking two eastbound lanes of the interstate.
No injuries were reported.
This isn’t the first time that Houston drivers have had to dodge large cylindrical objects falling off of trucks following bridge strikes. During the fall of 2018, five runaway spools were reported on Houston highways in the span of two months.
ROAD HAZARD: Drivers weaved in and out of a highway in Houston, Texas, Friday to avoid a giant, runaway industrial spool rolling through lanes of moving traffic. Officials responded to calls of 911 and cleared the spool off the road. – ABC pic.twitter.com/rb395HZyRn
— BreakinNewz (@BreakinNewz01) December 8, 2018
Space City ➡ Spool City
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) December 14, 2018