HOUSTON – An overturned tractor-trailer blocked all westbound lanes on the East Freeway at the San Jacinto River for several hours on Sunday afternoon, according to TranStar Houston.
The accident was reported at 3:10 p.m.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that the lanes wouldn't reopen until around 8 p.m., but roads weren't cleared until 11:28 p.m.
TranStar Houston reported the heavy truck caught on fire after the accident, but have been extinguished by firefighters.
Emergency crews were on the scene investigating the accident.
The cause of the crash and the extent of the driver's injuries are unknown.