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HOUSTON -- An accidentbriefly blocked all northbound main lanes of the Gulf Freeway at Clear Lake City Boulevard early Monday.

The crash was reported shortly before 7 a.m. Crews briefly closed all of the freeway's lanes to clear the wreckage out of the way.

The freeway reopened around 8 a.m., relieving the rush hour backup that lasted for miles.

According to Houston TranStar, the crash involved four vehicles. There was no immediate word on injuries.

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