VIDEO: See aerial views of the highway headache on the Southwest Freeway

KPRC 2's helicopter captured video of a large patch on the Southwest Freeway near Bellaire.

HOUSTON – Those headed down the Southwest Freeway are in for another Houston traffic woe.

According to Transtar officials, three main lanes of the highway heading southbound from S. Gessner Road will be closed.

The closure was supposed to be reopened on Tuesday by 5 p.m. however officials have extended the plan. The lanes are now expected to reopen on Thursday by 5 p.m.

Those looking for a detour are advised to take the next available exit ramp and travel on the feeder road.

See video of the cordoned-off area on the freeway in the video above.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.