Texas Department of Transportation

Multi-vehicle crash closes lower deck of I-35

July 16, 2017 - 12:30 pm

AUSTIN (KJCE) - The southbound lower deck of Interstate 35 was closed for about an hour Sunday afternoon following a crash involving multiple vehicles.

Austin Police reported the crash shortly after noon Sunday, in the southbound lanes near Concordia. ATCEMS medics reported eight vehicles and 18 people involved in the accident; five of those were transported to nearby hospitals with two adult women suffering serious injuries. Medics reported the other 13 people involved refused treatment.

Traffic was diverted to the upper deck of the Interstate and the frontage road while crews work to clear the accident. Austin Police reported the rodway re-opened just after 1:15 p.m.

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