Slick Houston highways claimed at least one big rig over the holiday weekend.
The accident happened on Saturday, November 28th at around 3 p.m. on Interstate 69/Southwest Freeway in Houston, Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the bobtail was heading south on I-69 in rainy weather when it skidded and landed on top of the concrete barrier wall. The back end of the rig could be seen hanging off the freeway while the front tires remained on the roadway.
Crews continue to work a heavy truck crash on I-69 Southwest SB at Westpark Dr. Truck struck concrete barrier. Heavy duty wrecker on scene to move truck. Multiple mainlanes blocked. pic.twitter.com/CDJ3til76B— TxDOT- HOU District (@TxDOTHouston) November 28, 2020
No injuries have been reported, but at least one driver was in the area at the time of the wreck and was able to capture a photo, seemingly after the wrecked driver had escaped the dangling rig.
With wet, snowy, stormy weather in the forecast for the east coast and southeastern parts of the country early this week, road conditions are expected to remain less than ideal. So please, use extra caution drivers! Stay safe out there.