18-wheeler shuts down I-35W in Fort Worth during rush hour

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Posted on October 26, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 26 at 9:51 AM

FORT WORTH - Those who commute through Fort Worth on southbound Interstate 35W discovered a major detour during the morning rush hour Friday after an 18-wheeler overturned, blocking all lanes.

The accident happened just before the Northeast 28th Street bridge on I-35W.

Traffic was backed up for miles in the southbound lanes. Drivers were forced to exit while crews worked to clear the scene. Traffic was also backed up in the northbound lanes as commuters slowed down to look at the wreckage.

A second tanker was brought to the scene to drain the 18-wheeler of the salt water being hauled by the vehicle. It's not clear what caused the truck to overturn nor have officials released the driver's medical status.

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