Early-morning truck crash causes delays on I-45 near The Woodlands

Early-morning truck crash causes delays on I-45 near The Woodlands

Credit: KHOU

The freeway was blocked at the Hardy Toll Road just south of The Woodlands.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 5:02 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 7:20 AM

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- Several lanes of I-45 N southbound were blocked early Wednesday due to an early-morning truck crash and hazmat spill.

The freeway was blocked at the Hardy Toll Road just south of The Woodlands.

The crash was reported shortly before 3 a.m. As of 6 a.m., one mainlane and a frontage road lane remained blocked.

The truck's driver told authorities a car cut him off, and he swerved into the plastic barrels at the divider for an exit ramp. A hazmat team had to be called in because one of the truck's fuel tanks ruptured.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

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