TranStar Press Release

Northbound Eastex Closed at North Loop

Nov 24th, 2014

November 24, 2014

Media Contact:
Dinah Massie

US 59 Eastex Freeway Northbound Closed at North Loop
HOV lane opened to all traffic at downtown and Cavalcade entrance points

Officials at Houston TranStar are advising travelers to avoid the US 59 Eastex Freeway at the North Loop after a crash involving a northbound 18-wheeler and three other vehicles closed the northbound lanes of the freeway. The big rig lost its load, which has closed the northbound lanes until the load can be removed. Traffic is being diverted at the North Loop.

The northbound HOV lane is temporarily open to the public at no cost until the incident is cleared.

The closure is expected to last into the rush period.


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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