HOUSTON – The Katy Freeway is back open following an hours-long shut down due to a fatal accident.
The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. Thursday in the outbound lanes of the Katy Freeway at Barker Cypress, according to the Houston Police Department.
Authorities said at least one person was killed in the crash involving an 18-wheeler. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
HPD shared a tweet that said, “traffic (was) being diverted to exit State Highway 6 and the entrance ramp from Highway 6 on to Katy Fwy is shut down.”
Drivers experienced major delays from the closure as crews and investigators worked to clear the scene.