HOUSTON -- A crash shut down all northbound lanes of I-45 Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road early Tuesday.

As of 8:15 a.m. all traffic was being forced to the frontage road with a backup of about six miles in the area.

Drivers were advised to take an alternate route, such as El Camino Real to Clear Lake City Blvd and then Scarsdale, which you can use to get back on I-45.

The freeway reopened before 10 a.m.

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