Houston Traffic: A fatal accident blocks the approach lanes of Highway 288 near the Old Spanish Trail

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HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — As your travel takes you into downtown Houston from points like the South Beltway and Pearland, prepare for a Thursday afternoon slowdown.

Houston police are investigating a fatal accident on the northbound lanes of State Highway 288 near the Old Spanish Trail that occurred at 1:25 p.m

The police initially did not say what exactly happened. They urged drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

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The Houston TranStar location said one vehicle was involved and three lanes were affected, including the right lane and two center lanes. Backups were also reported from Holcombe as far north as Holly Hall and the South Loop.

It is not yet known when the lanes will reopen to normal traffic.

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A traffic camera looking south of Highway 288 shows backups near a serious accident on August 18, 2022.

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