HOUSTON - An accident involving a big rig and a lost load shut down the ramp from the Eastex Freeway southbound to the North Loop shortly before noon Tuesday.

According to Houston TranStar, only the truck was involved in the incident.

Views from Air 11 indicated a load of cables fell off the back of the truck while the driver took a curve in the ramp. The heavy load then damaged a guardrail.

As of 12:30 p.m. crews were still working to get the mess cleared out of the way. There wasn t much of a traffic backup reported along the freeway s mainlanes, however.

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