Crews remove fallen concrete beam from I-35

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas -- Police say a concrete beam fell from a tractor-trailer after a near crash along Interstate 35 near Georgetown early Tuesday morning.

Georgetown police said officers responded to the northbound lanes of I-35 near mile marker 268 around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday for a concrete beam that had come off the tractor-trailer hauling it. The driver said he swerved to avoid a crash with a passenger car, the trailer caught the edge of the road and caused it to turn the load on its side. The beam initially blocked two of the three northbound lanes, but crews were able to move the beam to the right lane so they could begin cleanup efforts.

The beam was being transported by Petecast Hauling, police said. The truck originated in San Antonio, and the 40-by-14 foot beam and was being delivered to Richardson, Texas.

No injuries were reported, and police said there was no damage to any vehicles or I-35. GPD added a DPS trooper is inspecting the truck and documentation for possible violations.

Interstate 35 completely reopened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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