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242 EASTBOUND AT 45 CLOSED

SH 242 eastbound at 45 is closed. Just before 8 a.m. a logging truck operated by SAPP Logging was northbound on the I-45 feeder. As he turned eastbound on SH 242 the truck flipped over. Logs scattered across all lanes and into the median. At the time the eastbound traffic lights were red which prevented any vehicles from being next to the truck as it rolled over.

The truck has just been righted. Logs continue to block all lanes as does a large amount of diesel fuel.

Milstead Haz-Mat is on the scene.

DPS is working the crash as Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies assist in traffic control.

Even though westbound lanes were not affected traffic is extremely heavy. An alternate route would be FM 1314 to Crighton Road the west to I-45. Also the northbound feeder is extremely heavy as motorists are forced to go north or westbound.

PLEASE USE CAUTION IF YOU ARE NORTHBOUND ON THE FEEDER. WE HAVE SEEN SEVERAL NEAR CRASHES AS VEHICLES IN THE FAR LEFT LANE IGNORE THE LEFT TURN ONLY AND CONTINUE NORTH DRIVING THROUGH THE SECOND LEFT TURN LANE

The scene could possibly take several hours to clear.

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