Lanes reopen after accident causes major gridlock for commuters on Gulf Freeway, authorities say

Accident on Gulf Freeway and Bay Area Blvd.
Accident on Gulf Freeway and Bay Area Blvd. (TRANSTAR)

WEBSTER, Texas – Traffic on the Gulf Freeway is at a standstill due to an accident in the area.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Bay Area Boulevard, according to the Webster Police Department.

Authorities confirmed a person was hit by a vehicle, but they did not say what caused the accident. The Houston Police Department initially said that a person was killed in the accident.

However, according to the Webster Police Department, the accident was not fatal and the person who was hit was rushed to HCA Clear Lake Hospital where he is in surgery. The man is in critical condition, police said.

Webster PD said is it still working to confirm the man’s identity.

All main lanes in the area were shut down as investigators and crews worked to clear the scene. The road has since reopened.

For real-time updates on traffic in this or any area, visit Click2Houston.com/traffic.

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