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Houston traffic: Box truck hauling beer burns, forcing closure on Eastex Freeway northbound after IH-610 North Loop

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A box truck hauling a load of beer went up in flames early Wednesday morning, forcing the closure of two northbound lanes on the Eastex Freeway after the IH-610 North Loop.

The truck driver said he doesn’t know what happened, but recalled pulling over when warning lights came on and smoke appeared from the engine compartment at about 4 a.m.

Drivers can use the feeder road as an alternate as backups appear to be building on the freeway.

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