HOUSTON — UPDATE: The freeway has reopened as of 11:35 a.m. but traffic is still slow in the area.

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A fatal crash involving multiple vehicles has the North Beltway 8 closed heading east Friday morning.

This happened around 7 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near JFK. The freeway remains closed as of 10:30 a.m.

Houston Transtar reports at least three vehicles are involved. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Expect heavy delays as the investigation continues.

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