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Traffic Alert: Crash involving pickup, large truck shuts down 59/288 northbound near downtown

Drivers are advised to avoid the area as all northbound lanes are impacted.
Credit: KHOU 11
HFD response to crash on 288 northbound

HOUSTON — Drivers will want to avoid the northbound lanes of Highway 59/I-69/Highway 288 near I-45/downtown early Wednesday afternoon.

Houston TranStar reports all lanes are closed due to a three vehicle crash at McGowen, between Third Ward and Midtown. It appears a pickup and a big rig are involved:

One of the drivers appeared to be stuck in the wreckage.

The rescue and cleanup will take a while, so drivers may want to use the 610 South Loop as an alternate route to avoid the downtown area.

Here's one of the latest images from Houston TranStar of the area