News: Crash on SH-71 leads to delays, closures near airport

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities reported a crash on State Highway 71 that led to closures and traffic delays near the airport this evening, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Austin.

Traffic alert: Eastbound SH 71 closed just before Spirit of Texas Drive, due to a crash. If you are heading to the airport, expect delays. #ATXtraffic— TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin) January 25, 2022

The crash happened on eastbound SH-71 near Spirit of Texas Drive and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at around 8:20 p.m.

Eastbound lanes of traffic were shut down as authorities investigated the collision.

Drivers traveling to the airport were told to expect delays near the scene.

It is unclear at this point what led to the crash or if anyone was hurt as a result.

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