AUSTIN — The Austin Fire Department responded to a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 35 southbound near Stassney Lane.
It happened Saturday evening around 8:30 p.m. An AFD shift commander said firefighters were making headway in extinguishing the fire after setbacks navigating traffic and accessing water. The commander said they were determining whether the vehicle’s cargo poses a danger.
Austin Police said the tractor-trailer hit a light pole, which required a crane to remove it from the roadway. I-35 northbound near William Cannon was closed Sunday morning to clear the roadway. But the road has since reopened.
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