By Mark D. Wilson
Cesar Chavez Street near downtown has been completely shut down at Interstate 35 after an 18-wheeler damaged the overpass while traveling under the highway.
Austin police at the scene said iron girders sticking out from the trucks trailer hit the beams of the overpass, denting the underside of the overpass.
No injuries were reported in the crash, but authorities have stopped the rig to inspect any damage.
I-35 is still open but traffic on Cesar Chavez is backed up all the way to South Congress Avenue and all eastbound traffic is being redirected to southbound I-35. Westbound traffic is going to northbound I-35.