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HOUSTON The southbound lanes of Interstate 45 were closed for several hours Saturday morning near FM 1960 after an 18-wheeler carrying UPS packages lost its load on the freeway.

The 18-wheeler was towing a double-trailer when it lost its second load scattering packages and debris all along the freeway. Officials said it would about threes hours to complete the clean-up.

No injuries were reported in connection with the accident. The scene was cleared just before 1 p.m.

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