An overturned semi truck in Houston caused issues for commuters and first responders during a bout of winter weather on Monday morning.
The accident happened on January 15th outside of Houston in Brookshire, Texas just after 8:30 a.m. near FM 359 in Waller County.
***Waller County Traffic Alert***— TxDPS – Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) January 15, 2024
DPS Troopers are investigating a roll-over crash involving a commercial motor vehicle on IH-10 at FM 359 in Brookshire.
All east and west bound lanes are closed.
Pleased use caution and avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/p7tgGPGUFd
According to KHOU 11, the overturned rig forced the closure of the I-10 Katy Freeway in both directions during unusual below-freezing temperatures in the area.
Crews attempted to use heavy machinery to right the rig but attempts were apparently unsuccessful, and only damaged the rig.
Commuters were advised to use 11th Street or Highway 90 as an alternate route. Weather conditions in Houston are expected to remain icy through Wednesday morning, reported Click 2 Houston.