A cold front will approach the Brazos Valley later today. Isolated areas of rain and thunderstorms could develop along and ahead of that front between mid-afternoon and early evening. Good news: rain & storm activity will be quick moving (1 hour or less). Bad news: a few severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas 12:15 a.m. UPDATE: Dispatchers say the road is now clear on Highway 21 at FM 50 in Brazos County after a major accident. All routes are back open and traffic is free in both directions.
A major crash had Highway 21 at the Brazos and Burleson County Line shut down Friday night.
Traffic had been backed up for miles as of 10:45 P.M.
It happened around 8:30 Friday night at the intersection of Highway 21 and F-M 50, near the Brazos River bridge.
Troopers say the accident involved a Baker Hughes Oilfield Services 18-wheeler and a Dodge Ram pickup.
As of now we don't know what caused the crash but we do know that a medical helicopter was called to take at least one person to a nearby hospital.
Highway 21 was still shut down as of 10:45 P. M. Friday night.
DPS Troopers tell us eastbound traffic coming towards Bryan was being diverted to F-M 50.
Westbound traffic was at a standstill at time of publication.
D.P.S. Trooper Andrew Bahleda told us on scene that two men in the Dodge Pickup Truck were transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan with unknown injuries.
The driver of 18-wheeler was not injured. He declined to comment to News 3 about the crash and referred questions to his supervisor.
State Troopers on scene could not estimate when the roadway would fully reopen when asked a little before 10 P.M. Friday.
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