All lanes reopened after massive 18-wheeler fire closes 59 northbound near Highway 36

(Robert Ward)

HOUSTON – A flaming 18-wheeler spilled oil and closed all lanes of I-69 northbound just north of Highway 36 for hours Monday. As of 6:20 p.m., the wreck and oil have been cleared.

All traffic was diverted to Highway 36 as officials worked to clean up the spilled oil and clear the wreck.

Rosenberg police say two 18-wheelers collided on 59 at FM 2218 in front of Finnegan’s car dealership.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The Texas Department of Transportation used sandbags to help absorb the fuel that leaked.

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Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Monday, November 25, 2019

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