I-35 reopens 5 hours after big rig crashes, hangs off overpass on Southwest Side

Crash happened at southbound I-35 at New Laredo Highway

A big rig veered off Interstate 35 on the Southwest Side on Monday morning, causing a backup in the area.

SAN ANTONIO – A portion of Interstate 35 on the Southwest Side reopened on Monday morning after a crash that left a big rig hanging off an overpass.

The crash was reported just before 3 a.m. at southbound I-35 at New Laredo Highway, not far from the Loop 410 interchange.

Details about the wreck, including injuries, are unknown at this time, but an image from the scene showed the 18-wheeler hanging off the interstate.

Drivers heading in either direction were asked to take alternate routes earlier Monday morning, but the roadways have since reopened. As of 8:20 a.m., SAPD said they had no preliminary information on the incident.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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A big rig hangs off the Interstate 35 exit to New Laredo Highway on Monday, May 2, 2022. (ksat)
A big rig hangs off the Interstate 35 exit to New Laredo Highway on Monday, May 2, 2022. (KSAT)
A big rig hangs off the Interstate 35 exit to New Laredo Highway on Monday, May 2, 2022. (KSAT)

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