AUSTIN, Texas — Austin-Travis County first responders have worked dozens of traffic collisions since Wednesday, mostly on icy, elevated roadways. Between the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS, they responded to over 100 traffic collisions.
AFD told CBS Austin on Friday that from midnight February 23 through 11 a.m. February 25, they responded to 146 crashes where 82 people suffered injuries.
ATCEMS said medics responded to more than 40 traffic collisions since midnight of Thursday, 13 of which have been rollovers.
"If you don't need to go anywhere, please stay off the roadways," the tweet from ATCEMS said.
AFD said as of 7 a.m. on Thursday, it had responded to 14 traffic accidents, including a 12-car collision pileup in Northwest Austin on North FM 620 bypass between Briar Hollow Drive and the FM 620 Service Road.
CBS Austin sent a crew to the scene of that 12-car collision.
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AFD said most of these crashes have been low-speed with no injuries reported, but getting the roads to clear will cause delays. Fire officials are asking you to please stay off the roads if you can.
Just before 5 a.m. Thursday, a truck lost control and crashed against a concrete barrier on N. State Hwy 45 westbound at Greenlawn Blvd in Round Rock.
Following multiple reported wrecks, Round Rock police announced just before 6:30 a.m. that the on-ramps for SH-45 in Round Rock and the flyover from southbound I-35 to westbound SH-45 will be closed due to freezing weather conditions.
Several cars spun out on Hwy 71 around 6:30 a.m., which caused traffic backups on west and eastbound lanes near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Several cars also crashed on I-35 through Central Texas near the northbound upper and lower decks. The photo below reflects a crash our CBS Austin crew captured at 7 a.m.
Williamson County Sheriff's Office said around 6:33 a.m. that traffic units were responding to multiple crashes on bridges and overpasses on Toll 45, Toll 130, Hwy 195, I-35, and Hwy 183.
At 9:18 a.m., a crash involving two 18-wheelers shut down the road at Toll 130 NB between Hutto and Georgetown. Deputies said the scene became a HAZMAT clean-up. The road has since reopened as of 11 a.m.