HOUSTON -- All inbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway were blocked early Tuesday following a three-vehicle accident.

Houston TranStar reported the crash happened near the South Loop around 8:40 a.m. Views of the incident showed a firetruck and several police cars on the scene.

The crash was cleared out of the way about 20 minutes later, but traffic was still backed up into the Clear Lake area as of 9 a.m.

No further information was available.

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