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Southbound I-45 back open after crash, TxDOT officials say

Drivers have a couple alternative options to avoid the area.

DALLAS — Updated at 7:25 a.m. after roadway partially reopened.

Southbound Interstate 45 has reopened after it was shut down early Tuesday morning due to a crash, Texas Department of Transportation officials said. 

An 18-wheeler jackknifed across multiple lanes sometime before 4 a.m. near Overton Road. It appeared it was a FedEx truck that had crashed.

All lanes, including the shoulders, were initially blocked due to the crash, TxDOT officials said. The roadway had reopened by 8:20 a.m.

Drivers have a couple options to avoid the area. They can take South Corinth Street or use Southbound I-35E as an alternative Tuesday.

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