All lanes of SH 71 back open after 18-wheeler crash

18-wheeler rolled over on SH 71 near US 183 blocking one lane. (KXAN Photo)
18-wheeler rolled over on SH 71 near US 183 blocking one lane. (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Crews have cleared an 18-wheeler that rolled over on State Highway 71 near US 183 in southeast Austin.

Austin police say the crash happened around 3 a.m. and was blocking one westbound lane of SH 71 for several hours before it was cleared around 7 a.m. The driver was not injured in the crash.

During the 6 a.m. hour, the traffic going westbound was backed up to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. There might be residual delays in the area, check KXAN’s Traffic Map to find a detour around the delay.

 

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