Houston Traffic

Wreck involving gas tanker shuts down all lanes of 610 East Loop at Clinton

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Part of the 610 East Loop was open again this morning after a fiery crash involving a gas tanker shut down part of that highway for more than eight hours.

The wreck happened in the northbound lanes at Clinton around 4:20pm. According to officials, the tanker truck slammed into a car near the Ship Channel Bridge, causing the truck to flip over and burst into flames.

After the fire was out, crews realized the truck was leaking fuel.

A long line of drivers was stuck behind the accident for hours as firefighters cleaned up the scene. Houston Fire Department authorities said crews had to offload the gas that was being carried by the tanker before they could get the truck out of the way.

Both drivers involved escaped without injuries.

The cause of the wreck is still under investigation.

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