US 183 southbound reopens near Burnet Road after woman’s body found on highway


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police shut down southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 183 near Burnet Road early Thursday morning briefly after drivers found a woman’s body on the highway.

APD is calling the death suspicious. Travel lanes are back open.

According to APD, drivers called 911 around 1:30 a.m. and said they saw the woman lying on the highway.

Police do not know how the woman died or why she was in the middle of the highway. They would not say whether she was hit by a vehicle or died in some other manner.

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