A car has caught fire on the East Freeway before the San Jacinto exit, causing significant traffic disruptions in the area. The incident was reported by Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, who issued a traffic alert earlier today.
The Houston Fire Department is currently on the scene working to extinguish the flames and ensure the area’s safety. As a result of the incident, inbound traffic on the East Freeway and those attempting to take the I-10 West exit ramp from the Eastex Freeway are being severely impacted.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and seek alternative routes. It’s not yet known if there are any injuries related to the incident.
Details surrounding the cause of the fire have not yet been released. Further updates will be provided as the situation unfolds and more information becomes available.