Propane tanker accident closes Interstate 35 in South Austin
by KJCE Staff,posted May 1 2012 4:01PM
An accident involving a propane tanker closed the mainlanes of Interstate 35 in South Austin for a time Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened near Slaughter Lane around 2:00pm. Officials originally closed both the southbound and northbound lanes of the highway, but re-opened the southbound lanes around 2:30pm. The northbound lanes remain closed between FM 1626 and Slaughter Lane until about 3:30pm as Austin Fire crews worked to clear the wreckage and roadway.
Officials tell us that a pickup truck hit the propane tanker. Approximately 800 gallons of fuel are onboard the tanker, officials said, but they do not know if it is leaking.