18-wheeler fire on N MoPac Expressway, southbound closures

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department reported an 18-wheeler fire with a fuel spill in the southbound lanes of N. MoPac Expressway near the Duval overpass.

As of 10:35 p.m. Friday, crews were cutting into the truck’s cargo area to check for extension. The truck is reported to have been carrying electronic parts in cardboard boxes.

All southbound lanes are closed and drivers should avoid the area if possible.

This is a developing story. KXAN will update this with more information as it becomes available.

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