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Crash on SH-71 leads to lane closures and delays in south Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A collision on State Highway 71 led to traffic delays and detours on Friday afternoon, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Austin.


The accident happened on the eastbound SH-71 frontage road, near I-35, at about 5 p.m.

Authorities closed the frontage road for a time as they investigated the accident. After about 20 minutes, all but the right lane were open again.

It is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone was hurt as a result.

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