There is one death and multiple injuries in an accident on I-35 in which a truck hit a beam on the FM 2484 crossing on the north side of Salado. Traffic in both directions is at a standstill and multiple first responders are on the scene from Bell and Williamson County.
Evidently, an oversized truck on I-35 struck the support of the overpass bridge on FM 2484, causing it to collapse on the cab of his truck. The beams are covering both sides of the traffic lanes of I-35.
The accident happened before noon today.
TXDOT estimates that it will be at least eight hours before any traffic lanes on the mainlanes of I-35 are opened again.
See alrenate routes.
If you are traveling south on I-35, please take Hwy 190 to FM 1670 across Stillhouse Hollow Lake and then FM 2484 to Williams Dr. which will connect you to the southbound interstate access road south of the accident.
If you are traveling north on I-35, exit in Jarrell and take FM 487 east to Bartlett. Once in Bartlett, take State Highway 95 north until Little River Academy, when you can connect back to I-35 in Belton.
- Written by Tim Fleischer