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East Freeway Near I-45 Closed Until Sunday

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) An overturned 18-wheeler closed the East Freeway near Interstate 45.

According to TxDOT transportation officials, the accident happened around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

TxDOT further stated that the pavement was damaged due to the accident; as officials work to make repairs, they are not sure how long it will take to fix it. Houston TranStar further stated that westbound travelers were being detoured onto US 59 South. It is believed that the repairs will continue through 10 a.m. Sunday.

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