TranStar Press Release

Accidents at I-10 East- and Westbound near US 59

Dec 21st, 2012

December 21, 2012

Media Contact:
Dinah Massie

Accidents at I-10 East- and Westbound near US 59
Congestion is expected to last through the rush hour

Houston TranStar officials are notifying the public that two accidents on I-10 East in both directions are affecting rush period traffic.

The eastbound accident involves a heavy truck on fire in the exit ramp to US 59 North; the ramp is blocked. Traffic is backed up to I-610 the West Loop.

The westbound accident involves two vehicles, one of which carried heavy equipment that struck the Waco St. bridge overpass, causing damage to the bridge and closing three main lanes. Traffic is backed up past the I-610 East Loop to Mercury Drive. I-10 Eastbound AND Westbound: Big truck accidents in both directions on I-10 near US 59. If possible, consider another east-west route.

More information, including a map of the incidents, can be found on the Houston TranStar Real-Time Traffic Map at

Both incidents and the resulting traffic congestion are expected to last through the rush period, so travelers are strongly urged to take another east/west route or choose another departure time.

Houston TranStar is a consortium of four government agencies that coordinate and enhance transportation and emergency management services, responding to incidents and emergencies in Harris County and beyond. Sharing their resources to serve area residents are: the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Harris County, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) and the City of Houston.

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