18-wheeler crashes through median on I-35 in north Austin, multiple lanes closed

Traffic

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A crash involving an 18-wheeler in north Austin left just one lane open in each direction on Interstate 35 early Thursday morning.

The 18-wheeler crashed through a concrete median and blocked traffic in both directions. Crews took most of the morning commute hours to clear the wreck and get traffic moving. The wreck caused huge backups for commuters through north Austin,

The Texas Department of Transportation tweeted about the crash on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane around 5:50 a.m. Video from a TxDOT camera pointed at the crash shows a heavy presence of emergency vehicles. Travel lanes have since reopened.

  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)
  • An 18-wheeler crashed through the median on I-35 near US 183 and Rundberg Lane Thursday morning. (KXAN photo/Mariano Garza)

There was also traffic issues on I-35 in south Austin near St. Edward’s University. An 18-wheeler lost its load on the freeway near Woodward Street, and traffic is blocked on the northbound frontage road.

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