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EMS reports several multiple-car pileups on highways after Central Texas snow day

There were some icy roadways in the Austin area Monday morning after a snowy day Sunday.

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County officials reported several multi-car pileups on highways in the area Monday morning after snow and ice have caused slick conditions on roads. 

ATCEMS said there was a reported five-vehicle crash at Cesar Chavez Street and MoPac Expressway, and said there were two reported incidents at the westbound ramp of N. SH 45 involving at least 13 vehicles.

ATCEMS later reported there was a crash at East Howard Lane and Dessau Road, where one vehicle had rolled, causing another vehicle to crash into a pedestrian. ATCEMS said it was transferring one adult to Dell Seton and another adult to St. David's Round Rock. 

ATCEMS said there were icy patches of road on bridges and overpasses in North and northwest Austin extended into Williamson County. 

ATCEMS said to avoid Loop 620, Loop 360, State Highway 183, State Highway 45 and FM 1431 if at all possible. 

The Travis County Sheriff's Office also reported a crash along State Highway 130 near the Onion Creek bridge. By 9 a.m., TCSO said the collisions had been cleared, but one lane was still closed due to ice. By 9:30 a.m., TSCO said the roads had been reopened. 

RELATED: Officials give tips for driving on slushy wet roads after Austin's snow day

TxDOT spoke with KVUE on Jan. 10, warning drivers of potentially icy roads on the morning of Jan. 11 and gave safety tips. You can read about those tips here


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