HOUSTON -

Traffic flow has returned to normal on the I-10 East Freeway westbound near the 610 East Loop after crews cleared an 18-wheeler accident.

Three main lanes and one shoulder lane of traffic were blocked when an 18-wheeler jackknifed on the freeway.

The accident happened shortly before 6 a.m., according to Houston Transtar.

Motorists experienced heavy delays during the morning rush-hour commute.

The accident was cleared at 8:25 a.m.