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Crash involving overturned truck leads to hazardous spill on North Freeway, officials say

The incident had the freeway shut down in both directions for a short period as Hazmat crews cleaned up and officers investigated.
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A hazardous spill on the North Freeway Wednesday morning has been cleaned up and the highway is expected to slowly reopen soon, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The spill had shut down the North Freeway at the Spring Cypress and FM 2920 exit. It was confirmed to have impacted all lanes of the freeway by 9:53 a.m., according to Houston TranStar.

But things are starting to clear up, deputies said.

TxDOT officials said a crash involving two vehicles, including an overturned truck lead to the fuel spill.

Motorist had been asked to take an alternative route, including Hardy Toll Road since fees have been waived in response to Laura.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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