Transportation
4:49 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Another I-35 Accident Closed Lanes Earlier Today

Authorities shut down the north and southbound lanes on Interstate 35 earlier this afternoon, after a pickup truck hit a small propane tank trunk just south of Slaughter Lane.

“The pick up truck caught on fire and there was a small leak from the propane tank,” said Veneza Aguinaga, a senior police officer at the Austin Police Department.  “It is typical protocol to shut down a road if we feel there is a threat to citizens.”

The interstate was closed for a little over an hour while officials cleaned up the accident.  Motorists were encouraged to take Texas 45 and Ben White in order to avoid a back up on the access roads. Earlier this morning, a collision in North Austin shut I-35's southbound lanes temporarily

There were no reported injuries.

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