For the third time in as many days, an accident involving an 18-wheeler has shut down mainlane traffic on I-35 through the construction area of Salado. According to TXDOT, the accident involves two semi-trucks on northbound.
This time an 18-wheeler has had its right front wheel come off, blocking both lanes of traffic on Northbound I-35 at Salado Creek. In order to reach the accident, first responders from Salado VFD had to travel down the SB access road to Thomas Arnold, cross over the interstate and head northbound on the access road and then turn down the northbound exit ramp and travel southbound on the northbound mainlanes in order to get to the accident.
The accident happened at about 10:30 a.m. this morning (Fri. March 11). There is no indication from the TXDOT Public Information Office on when the accident is expected to be cleared.
Meanwhile, traffic has flowed onto Salado’s Main St. through the direct exit on the northbound I-35 mainlanes and onto the northbound access road from the Holland Road exit.