Update: All Lanes Open after Overturned 18-Wheeler Closes Highway 105 at Grimes/Brazos County Line

By: KBTX News Staff
By: KBTX News Staff

Grimes/Brazos County At 3 pm, all lanes of SH 105 have reopened where there was a fiery 18-wheeler crash this morning.

Please drive with caution.

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At approximately 1:15 pm, TxDOT is reporting that one lane of traffic is now open on SH 105 Bridge.

Authorities are hoping to fully open the highway within the next couple of hours.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jimmy Morgan, the driver said he felt something on the front right tire that pulled him into the guardrail. The truck hit the north guardrail and went about 300 feet before the external fuel tanks caught fire.

The two men inside the truck escaped just before the truck burned completely. Troopers can't tell if the truck was up to code.

"Everything burned up," said Morgan. "We don't have an answer to that. So, that's preventing us from doing that at this time," he continued.

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As of 9:30 am, TxDOT has said the fire on the deck of the bridge has been extinguished.

Wreckers are in route to remove the 18-wheeler.

Hazmat crews are also in route to clean up the diesel spill and accident scene.

TxDot's engineers are working on fixing the guard rail damage caused by the accident.

Authorities are hopeful to have one lane of traffic open within a few hours.

Stay with KBTX for the latest details.

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An 18-wheeler has overturned on the SH 105 bridge at the Grimes/Brazos County Line.

Diesel is burning on the deck of the bridge.

The highway is closed at this time.

Motorists should find an alternate route for the next couple of hours while emergency crews work this accident.

Stay with KBTX for the latest details.


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