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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
News Release
Tuesday, November 28, 2017


TRAFFIC ADVISORY | I-10 Westbound at IH-610 West Loop Likely to Remain Closed
into Rush Hour

Expect Significant Traffic Delays

Incident Information

Due to an ongoing incident involving a semi truck that crashed carrying hazardous materials in west Houston, I-10 (Katy Freeway) outbound lanes at IH-610 (West Loop) remain closed.  In addition, the I-10 westbound connector to US-290 and the IH-610 ramps to I-10 Westbound also remain closed.

The Houston Fire Department is currently working with a contractor to clear the scene, and there are no evacuations or shelter-in-place orders in effect at this time.


Houston residents heading from the inner loop, including downtown, and heading westbound on IH-10 can expect significant delays throughout the afternoon and into the evening.  

Residents traveling westbound should find alternate routes, and avoid the incident area.

Park & Ride and METRO Bus Service

People using METRO Park & Ride should visit, or follow @METROHouAlerts on Twitter for information on impacts to Park & Ride service along I-10.

Katy Managed Lanes

For information on the Katy Managed lanes along I-10, visit the Harris County Toll Road Authority website at or on twitter at @HCTRA.

Steps to Take

Houston residents affected by the traffic associated with this closure should:

  • Expect significant delays on their ride home.
  • Check with family and friends to make alternate plans for picking up children if needed.
  • Ensure vehicles have enough fuel before heading out towards the west side. 
  • Follow TxDOT message signs and Houston Police instructions. 
  • If possible, attempt to avoid travelling during peak times.  This may mean spending more time in the downtown or inner loop area. For a list of downtown events happening this evening, visit

Stay Tuned

For up-to-date traffic information, visit and follow @HoustonTranstar and @TxDOTHoustonPIO on Twitter. 

Additional alerts will be issued as appropriate, and posted to

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