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Major accident stops traffic on IH10 West

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IH 10 West was closed most of Friday morning just past Cascade Caverns Road after an accident involving an 18-wheeler

  • Traffic at Cascade Caverns Road is currently at a standstill, including the access roads after a major accident involving an 18-wheeler
    Traffic at Cascade Caverns Road is currently at a standstill, including the access roads after a major accident involving an 18-wheeler.
  • Courtesy of Boerne Police Department
    Courtesy of Boerne Police Department
  • Courtesy of Boerne Police Department
    Courtesy of Boerne Police Department
  • Courtesy of Boerne Police Department
    Courtesy of Boerne Police Department

UPDATE: Per reports, as of 11:30 a.m., IH 10 Westbound has reopened, traffic is still backed up past Fair Oaks Parkway, but the accident has been cleared from the roadway.

 

Boerne Police and TxDot are currently working a major accident on IH 10 W at Mile marker 543, Scenic Loop Road.

The highway is closed and all traffic is being diverted to the access road at the Cascade Caverns Road exit, both westbound access roads are also at a standstill.

An 18-wheeler, carrying pipes, has overturned causing the trailer's axle to break and the load to shift. Several pipes are currently resting on the highway, while still strapped in place on the flat bed trailer.

Assistant Chief Jeff Page said to continue to expect delay, they are unsure if the 18 wheeler's load needs to be offloaded in order to turn the vehicle upright.

Travel times are estimated at more than an hour of stop-and-go traffic, with delays as far south as Fair Oaks Ranch Parkway.