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I-45 North heading northbound opens after fuel spill

Drivers heading north of Houston were advised to use the Hardy Toll Road or Eastex Freeway instead.
Credit: Houston TranStar
Major crash I-45 northbound

HOUSTON — All northbound lanes of I-45 North were shut down at Rankin Road, in the Greenspoint area, for hours after a major crash and fuel spill.

The three-vehicle crash was reported at about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to Houston TranStar. As of 1 p.m. all but two lanes of traffic were blocked. The HOV lane was also closed.

Views from TranStar show a big rig was involved in the incident.

Hazmat crews were also on the scene due to the fuel spill.

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Drivers were advised to use the Hardy Toll Road or Eastex Freeway instead.

Earlier, the backup was even worse due to a second crash reported near W. Mt Houston Road. That crash has since cleared.

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