Crash Alert: Semi crash in Jarrell, blocks I-35, spills fuel

JARRELL, TX – An early Thursday morning crash involving two 18-wheelers on the interstate in Jarrell caused a fuel spill and closed all lanes of traffic, reports KXAN.

Authorities say the incident happened sometime before 2:32 a.m. near the intersection of I-35 and Ronald Reagan Boulevard, about an hour northeast of Austin in Williamson County.

The full circumstances of the accident are unclear. The Texas Department of Transportation indicated that the incident involved a gasoline spill that occurred when the tractor-trailers crashed.

Officials closed lanes in both directions near the crash, diverting traffic off of I-35 around mile markers 270-271. The southbound side of I-35 reopened around 9:25 a.m. The northbound side of the interstate remained closed for repair; it is unclear if those lanes have since reopened.

Police have not yet shared if anyone was hurt in the crash. The incident remains under investigation.

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