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HOUSTON --A fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler and at least one other vehicle shut down all southbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway near Dickinson for several hours early Friday.

The crashwas reported just before4:35 a.m., according to Houston TranStar. At least one person died in the accident. During the shutdown, all southbound trafficwas forced to the frontage road at FM-646.

Aerial views from Air 11 showed road crews covering a shoulder lane with sand.

The Texas Department of Transportation said the freewayfully reopenedat 11:12 a.m.

No further information about the crashwas immediately available.

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