North Freeway reopens at Richey after big rig crash

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HOUSTON – A crash Friday morning involving a tractor-trailer prompted officials to close part of Interstate 45 north of Houston.

The crash was reported at 7:11 a.m. on the northbound side of I-45, also known as the North Freeway, at Richey Road.

Video of the scene showed that the big rig had appeared to have flipped onto its side.

Traffic was backed up to Beltway 8, according to Click2Houston.com real-time traffic maps.

The freeway reopened about 8:10 a.m.

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