Northbound I-35 lanes reopen after hours-long closure

A large crane was brought in to repair the damaged sign. (Photo by Bill Gowdy)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Waco have been reopened after an hours-long closure Tuesday morning that backed up traffic for miles and caused delays of as long as an hour.

“Traffic is still slow and significant delays exist on the frontage road through the area,” the Texas Department of Transportation said in an update.

The northbound highway was shut down Tuesday morning after a vehicle crashed into a pole and damaged an overhead sign, TxDOT said.

The accident sent one person to a local hospital.

Information about injuries and condition wasn’t available.

The accident happened near the Forrest Street exit just north of Baylor’s McLane Stadium.

The vehicle hit a guardrail and the crashed into the pole, police said.

Northbound traffic was backed up to Valley Mills Drive by mid-morning.

A large crane was brought in to repair the damage.

Authorities were directing traffic off the highway and onto the northbound access road.

TxDOT advised drivers to use alternate routes.