Downed lines, grass fire causes delays on MoPac at Braker

Downed lines on North MoPac at Braker Lane on April 6, 2017. (TxDOT)
Downed lines on North MoPac at Braker Lane on April 6, 2017. (TxDOT)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A wire that broke off and caused a small grass fire along North MoPac Expressway at Braker Lane in north Austin cause the freeway to close for 30 minutes.

Austin police say the fire started around 3:45 p.m. Initial information indicates arcing wires caused the fire.

Initially, all southbound lanes were blocked but northbound lanes were also shut down around 4:05 p.m. so crews can move the wire. All lanes reopened just before 4:15 p.m.

 

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