AUSTIN (KXAN) — An 18-wheeler crash near downtown Austin Wednesday shut down the upper deck of Interstate 35 for a significant portion of the afternoon rush hour.

A KXAN viewer submitted a photo, showing damage to the shoulder of the highway after the collision.

In a statement, the Texas Department of Transportation said it “is aware of the damage and we have placed a temporary cover and closed the shoulder to traffic. A more permanent repair will be made next week.”

A KXAN viewer submitted a photo, showing significant damage to the shoulder of the highway after the collision. KXAN ReportIt
A KXAN viewer submitted a photo, showing damage to the shoulder of the highway after the collision. KXAN ReportIt

Crews had lanes blocked off near the Hancock Center and Airport Boulevard after the crash.

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