Tow truck crash shuts down I-35 in Georgetown for several hours

Debris after a large tow truck towing a trash truck crash on I-35 in Georgetown on June 1, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)
Debris after a large tow truck towing a trash truck crash on I-35 in Georgetown on June 1, 2017. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bynum)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — Drivers on Interstate 35 in Georgetown had to sit through some major delays after a tow truck crashed Thursday afternoon.

Authorities made the call to close the southbound lanes at State Highway 130 before 1 p.m. The freeway was back open by 4 p.m.

Georgetown police say around 12:43 p.m., a large tow truck hauling a garbage truck was headed northbound on I-35 when the driver suddenly crossed all the lanes of traffic and crashed through the center concrete divider. The truck stopped in the southbound lanes. No one was injured in the crash.

According to KXAN’s Traffic Map, the delay going southbound during the closure was running about 40 minutes between Ronald Reagan Boulevard and SH 130.

Debris after a large tow truck towing a trash truck crash on I-35 in Georgetown on June 1, 2017. (Georgetown Police Department)
Debris after a large tow truck towing a trash truck crash on I-35 in Georgetown on June 1, 2017. (Georgetown Police Department)
Debris after a large tow truck towing a trash truck crash on I-35 in Georgetown on June 1, 2017. (Georgetown Police Department)
Debris after a large tow truck towing a trash truck crash on I-35 in Georgetown on June 1, 2017. (Georgetown Police Department)

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