Multi-car collision causes heavy traffic delay in southeast Austin

Traffic backed up after a multi-car collision on SH 71 Oct. 5 (TxDOT Photo)
Traffic backed up after a multi-car collision on SH 71 Oct. 5 (TxDOT Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Drivers are experiencing heavy delays in southeast Austin after multiple cars collided on State Highway 71.

Austin Police Department reported at least four and possibly 8 vehicles were involved. The right lane of westbound SH 71 is blocked, and there is a very heavy delay from State Highway 130 to U.S. 183. Anyone heading to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport can expect delays.

There is no word on how many people were injured.

Check traffic conditions on your route by following this link, and tune in to KXAN on the CW for the latest traffic updates from traffic reporter Amanda Dugan.

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