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I-30 partially reopens after two 18-wheelers, multiple cars involved in serious wreck, Rowlett police say

The crash happened on the bridge portion of the interstate that goes over Lake Ray Hubbard.
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This is a breaking story and will be updated.

Interstate 30 was completely closed down for about nine hours Monday morning, Rowlett police said, while they worked to clear a serious wreck that left multiple people seriously hurt.

Two lanes had opened in each direction as of 2:45 p.m., Rowlett police said.

An 18-wheeler collided with another car shortly before 3 a.m. near the Dalrock Road exit on the bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard, officials said. Then, a second 18-wheeler crossed over and hit two other cars. 

Credit: Cody Marcom/WFAA

Two people were flown from the scene due to their injuries, according to authorities.

Both trucks turned onto their sides, and there was a fuel spill, police said. 

Authorities said they expected lanes to begin to reopen around 12 p.m. after HAZMAT crews cleaned the scene, and they were able to reopen two westbound lanes by 12:15 p.m. All eastbound lanes, however, still remain closed.