Crash backs up I-35 from Slaughter Lane to U.S. 183

Semi blocking traffic on I-35
Semi blocking traffic on I-35

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An overturned 18-wheeler snarled traffic on Interstate 35 from Slaughter Lane all the way north to U.S. Highway 183 on Wednesday.

Austin police responded to the crash about 12:30 p.m. and two southbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for several hours. The backup reached 13 miles and drivers were sitting in traffic for an estimated 73 minutes along the stretch.

Crews cleared the scene around 4:15 p.m. and traffic was once again flowing in the area. Authorities said the truck was hauling sheetrock. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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