AUSTIN, Texas — Two lanes on southbound Interstate 35 near State Highway 45 have reopened following a tractor-trailer fire on Tuesday, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
At around 11:30 a.m., TxDOT tweeted that two lanes of the road have been reopened following a complete shutdown in both directions that started nine hours earlier. The northbound lanes remain closed as crews are still working to clear them.
Around 2 a.m., a tractor-trailer fire occurred on 12600 S. I-35 southbound. The southbound lanes were closed at the intersection of I-35 and FM 1327, and all traffic was being diverted to the frontage road.
The tractor-trailer collided with the median, causing the fire.
The driver had non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, but the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The Austin Police Department closed the northbound lanes while the scene was being cleared.
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