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59 S closed bad accident just past the river

59 S closed bad accident just past the river

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Author Photo by: carol888
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 6:26am 
 
Authorities still have all main lanes closed on 59 southbound after an overnight semi crash and fire. Hazmat crews are also on scene.
 
The incident occurred near the San Jacinto Bridge.
 
The driver of the semi, who unfortunately died in the crash, was heading southbound on 59 when he struck roadside barriers. The 18-wheeler was hauling lawn mowers.
 
Multiple secondary accidents occurred while onlookers drove by the scene.
 
www.houstontranstar. org
 
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Author Photo Sammee
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 7:13am 
I just heard about this. News stations are telling them to take WLHP to 1960 as an alternate, so that route will be horrible, too.
 
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Author Photo Weathergirl5
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 7:20am 
@carol888 : Yes, I just passed under the 59 underpass at Kingwood Drive. Traffic is stacked up.
 
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Author Photo Cowboys81
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 7:23am 
@Sammee :
That explains all this traffic on 1960. Y'all be careful out there 1960 is bad enough already
 
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Author Photo Weathergirl5
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 7:32am 
@Cowboys81 : Yes. Everyone be careful. 1960 traffic is bad on a good day.
 
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Author Photo carol888
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 8:53am 
@Cowboys81 : Part of the reason I posted, Plus not everyone lives in Atascocita!
When I saw, I texted my daughter (lives in Porter works in Humble) she can work at home so this morning she is!
 
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Author Photo Smokeybear
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 9:10am 
Officials are now saying the only viable alternative is taking 99 to Hardy or 45. Over 2 hours to get through.
 
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Author Photo West-Tex
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 9:13am 
Omg! Prayers!
 
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Author Photo West-Tex
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 9:21am 
Eastex Fwy shut down for fiery 18-wheeler crash that killed truck driver in Humble
 
abc13.com/live-traff ic-deadly-18-wheeler -crash-shuts-down-ea stex-fwy/522394
 
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Author Photo jerseygal
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 10:16am 
It is still closed and the back up is for miles. It looks like a parking lot. Just passed by there going North on 59. May the truck driver RIP.
 
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~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 2:44pm 
Just found out that the freeway will be closed until at least 3:30 p.m.
But in my honest opinion, if you don't HAVE to go anywhere south of Kingwood Drive today...just don't.
 
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Author Photo Weathergirl5
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 2:52pm 
@panda102987 : Thanks for the update. I know some people that work in Kingwood that are trying to decide when to leave to head back home to Houston today. I will let them know the latest.
 
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Author Photo panda102987
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 3:16pm 
@Weathergirl5 : i live in porter work in humble. counting my blessings to have the option of working from home, so I made that choice at 6:30 this morning
 
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Author Photo MrsT
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 3:37pm 
It's reopened.
 
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Author Photo Sammee
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 3:37pm 
59 is open now.
 
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Author Photo Weathergirl5
~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago   Mar 29 2019, 3:52pm 
@panda102987 : That is awesome that you have the option to work from home. Perfect day to take advantage of it
 
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