Freeway reopens hours after 18-wheeler jackknifes

Wreck happened on I-10 in downtown Houston

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HOUSTON - Traffic was backed up for hours after an 18-wheeler jackknifed on Interstate 10 early Monday.

Houston Fire Department crews said the wreck in the westbound lanes in downtown Houston happened about 3 a.m.

More than 80 gallons of fuel spilled from the truck's ruptured tanks. Crews were called in to help clean the mess.

The road reopened about 5:30 a.m.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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