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Accident at Labonte Park bridge shuts down lanes of I37

Posted at 8:00 AM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 15:09:54-05

UPDATE: (205 p.m.) All lanes of IH 37 are now open with the exception of the left hand lane.

UPDATE (8:47 a.m.): All lanes of IH 37 are now CLOSED, north and south bound, while crews work to clean up this accident, according to Sgt. Nathan Brandley, Media Communications for DPS.

  • US 77 SB can take FM 631 S to Corpus Christi
  • IH 37 past mile marker 31 can take US 77 N. to FM 631
  • 37 traffic before mile marker 31, is being routed onto 188 through Sinton

Early morning fog may have played a factor in an accident at the Labonte Park bridge on south bound IH 37. Traffic is severely backed up coming into Corpus Christi this morning.

The driver of the truck ran into the back of a car that was being towed, causing the truck driver to lose control and flip over on the highway, Lt. Tim Brown with the Corpus Christi Police Department said.


“Visibility was pretty bad this morning, there was fog, especially right here at the river,” Brown said.

The truck is carrying about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel. Authorities are asking drivers to find an alternate route while crews clean up the mess spilled by the truck.

No one was injured in the accident. A wrecker is currently on scene to remove the truck from the road. Avoid the area if possible.