HOUSTON -- Officialsbriefly shut down all inbound main lanes of the North Freeway at N. Shepherd following an accident early Monday.

The crash was reported shortly before 6 a.m., according to Houston TranStar. Two cars were reportedly involved.

The accident was cleared out of the way and the freeway reopened around 6:30 a.m.

Drivers are advised to use the HOVlane or the Hardy Toll Road as an alternate route, if possible.

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