UPDATE: Crews completed repairs on Wallisville Road leading to the bridge over Greens Bayou early Friday morning. The roadway is now open to the public.

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HOUSTON – A bridge closure due to buckling is expected to cause quite a problem for motorists in northeast Houston Thursday.

The buckling was discovered overnight on the Wallisville Road bridge over Greens Bayou. Crews are out at the scene working to repair the damage.

Right now, they're keeping people completely of the road.

Drivers are encouraged to use Maxey Road, Normandy Street, or Uvalde Road as alternate routes. KHOU 11 Traffic Reporter Darby Douglas says to expect Woodforest to be much more crowded than normal.

Authorities said they will give a few exceptions to folks needing access to businesses and schools west of Normandy Road, but they are being super selective with who they let down Wallisville.

There is no word on a timeline for this road to be repaired, but in the meantime, they're asking motorists to avoid the area.

RAW VIDEO: Buckling forces bridge closure at Greens Bayou in NE Houston

RAW VIDEO: Crews working to repair buckling at Greens Bayou in NE Houston