UPDATE: I-37 South reopens after driver crashes into part of traffic sign, splitting truck in half

The closure at I-37 South at Fair lasted about 8 hours

A major crash was reported at Interstate 37 South at Fair Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (Transguide)

SAN ANTONIO – All lanes on Interstate 37 southbound on the Southeast Side reopened Thursday afternoon, about eight hours after a truck struck part of an overhead traffic sign.

The crash was reported just before 6 a.m. near Fair Avenue.

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Transguide cameras showed that a white truck heading southbound crashed into a traffic pole holding up the overhead sign, causing the bed to detach from the cab.

Debris from the crash caused another collision on the northbound lanes. The northbound lanes were closed for more than two hours after the crash, but reopened sooner than the southbound lanes.

San Antonio police said in total, five vehicles were involved in the incidents. No major injuries were reported.

TxDOT and other emergency crews responded to the scene. Crews determined the structural integrity of the sign was compromised and began maintenance on the sign, causing the extended closure.

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A major crash was reported at Interstate 37 South at Fair Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. (Transguide)

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