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Crash involving 18-wheelers backs up I-35 traffic

A crash involving two 18-wheelers Wednesday morning closed down the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 and backed up southbound traffic, as well. (Photo by Bill Gowdy)
A crash involving two 18-wheelers Wednesday morning closed down the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 and backed up southbound traffic, as well. (Photo by Bill Gowdy)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 10:30 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2020 at 11:03 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A crash involving two 18-wheelers Wednesday morning closed down the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Waco and backed up southbound traffic as well.

Traffic was moving normally by mid-afternoon.

The accident was reported at around 10:15 p.m. in the area of Interstate 35 and South 8th Street.

An 18-wheeler that was southbound on the highway struck the median barrier and pushed it into the northbound lanes of traffic where another 18-wheeler hit it.

Initial reports indicated one 18-wheeler is heavily damaged and that heavy equipment will be required to remove the wreckage from the highway.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed early Wednesday afternoon from south of South 12th Street to South 8th Street because of the accident.

Only one southbound lane was open to traffic.

The Texas Department of Transportation advised drivers to take alternate routes.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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