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I-10 closed in Sealy after big rig hits overpass

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SEALY, Texas – Interstate 10 is closed in both directions after an 18-wheeler struck an overpass column Wednesday afternoon, the Texas Department of Transportation reports.

The crash happened at mile marker 725 between Sealy and the Waller County line, west of Houston.

Traffic on both sides is being diverted to the frontage roads until TxDOT engineers can assess the damage to the bridge column.

TxDOT officials said they hope to open the highway by late Wednesday afternoon or evening.

TxDOT officials also said to monitor DriveTexas.org and the Yoakum District Twitter feed for the latest updates.