CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A stretch of I-20 was backed up due to a crash involving an 18-wheeler.

According to, the main lanes were closed on I-20 east. This is just outside of the Taylor County line in Callahan County.


A KTAB/KRBC crew was able to confirm that a semi-truck was traveling west when it blew a tire, veering into the east lanes.

There is a cable dividing the interstate between the east and west lanes. In the truck’s path, it took the cable with it, dragging it across two points of the eastbound lanes. The vehicles between those points in the cable’s path were severely damaged. Take a look at the pictures:

This began around noon Friday, and officers with the Abilene Police Department have had a difficult time getting through to control traffic. Police were able to remove the cable, but traffic remained at a standstill.

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