18-wheeler accident shuts down I-35 traffic

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Posted on March 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 8:03 PM

I-35 Accident

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SAN ANTONIO -- An accident involving an 18-wheeler  has tied up traffic on I-35 South since around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

According to Selma police, the 18-wheeler crashed into a truck at I-35 and Olympia Pkwy., and that spill knocked out an I-35 sign. The incident caused major mayhem for commuters heading in and out of San Antonio.

Authorities say the accident happened after a tire blew out on a utility truck. The blowout caused the driver to swerve and crash into the legs of an overhead sign. But, things were further complicated when the 18-wheeler smashed into the utility truck. That was the final blow that caused the sign to collapse.

All lanes on I-35 South were shutdown but crews managed to clear out two lanes by Friday afternoon freeing up some of the congestion. But still drivers are still experiencing painfully slow movement.  Two lanes of I-35 North were also closed, but have since reopened.

Authorities say two patients were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

 

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