Closed northbound I-35 lane near Troy reopened after crash

Posted at 7:08 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 10:18:08-04

A lane that was closed after an 18-wheeler rear-ended a tractor unit was reopened Wednesday evening.

The accident happened on northbound I-35 near mile marker 313 in Troy at 5:30 p.m.

A tractor unit carrying three additional tractor units hitched onto each other was traveling northbound on I-35 in Troy when it slowed down or stopped.

An 18-wheeler traveling behind it hit the tractor unit that was hitched behind the second tractor unit, according to Temple Fire & Rescue spokesperson Thomas Pechal.

A ruptured fuel tank spilled about 75 gallons of diesel onto the interstate. 

Temple Fire & Rescue's hazmat team and the Troy Volunteer Fire Department responded to the incident. 

Grones Environmental Services cleaned the diesel up.

The incident was cleared at about 8:30 p.m., according to TxDOT.

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