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Big rig slams into Greyhound bus on I-45 in The Woodlands

Two lanes are getting by but traffic is still slow heading south.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — At least six people were injured in a crash involving a Greyhound tour bus and an 18-wheeler on Interstate 45 heading south in The Woodlands Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near Lake Woodlands Drive. It had all main lanes closed, but two lanes are getting by now as of 8:30 a.m.

State Troopers say the big rig driver was hurt but is not in critical condition. Five of the 26 passengers from the bus were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The bus, on its way from Dallas to Houston, was disabled on the outside shoulder when it was struck by the 18-wheeler. The big rig was transporting water bottles which were left scattered along the freeway.

The big rig also took out a large traffic sign along the freeway.

Motorists are encouraged to take connect with 242 westbound to Gosling and then Woodlands Parkway or wait out the 20+ minute delay on the frontage road of I-45.

Credit: Scott Engle
At least four people were injured in a crash involving a Greyhound tour bus and an 18-wheeler on Interstate 45 heading south in The Woodlands Thursday morning.

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