I-35 lower deck reopens after 18-wheeler hydroplanes, crashes, leaks diesel on road

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A semi-truck crashed and closed the lower deck of I-35 Thursday morning. The truck was leaking diesel fuel on to the road. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

A semi-truck crashed and closed the lower deck of I-35 Thursday morning. The truck was leaking diesel fuel on to the road. (KXAN photo/Julie Karam)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The lower deck of Interstate 35 southbound has reopened in central Austin after a semi-truck crash caused a long closure Thursday morning.

Austin police said the 18-wheeler hydroplaned and slammed into the median around 5 a.m., then stalled and started leaking fuel. The crash happened right where the freeway splits into the decks near Airport Boulevard. The section of freeway reopened just before 10:30 a.m.

No injuries were reported in the crash.

Traffic was diverted to the upper deck of the freeway, but still expect delays in the area.

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