Lanes reopen on Southwest Freeway after hourslong closure

Emergency repairs on Southwest Freeway
Emergency repairs on Southwest Freeway (TxDOT)

HOUSTON – Evening commuters had to deal with a major traffic headache on the Southwest Freeway for several hours due to emergency repairs.

According to authorities, three of the freeways southbound lanes near Bellaire were blocked due to some metal protruding from the roadway.

TxDOT officials said they expected emergency repairs to last for at least 8 to 10 hours.

Authorities urged people to plan accordingly if this is their regular route. Around 8 p.m., all blocked lanes were reopened.

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