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Southwest Freeway reopens after overturned big rig

You'll want to avoid this trouble if your commute takes you into this area.

HOUSTON — The outbound lanes of the Southwest Freeway reopened following an overturned 18-wheeler near Bissonnet Thursday morning.

According to Houston Transtar, this happened just after 5 a.m. and had all of the mainlanes closed until just before 1 p.m.

Views from Air 11 show a damaged freeway sign that appears to have been dragged by the big rig.

Viewer video showed another car to be involved. 

Aerial views of the crash and backup from Air 11.

You'll want to avoid this trouble if your commute takes you into this area.

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