Northbound Interstate 35 traffic was backed up from Troy to southern Temple Friday afternoon after a vehicle collision near Mile Marker 307.

TxDOT's Jodi Wheatley could not release details about the incident at the time of this article's publication, nor could he offer an estimate of when it might be cleared and traffic flow returned to normal.

If you planned to drive north on I-35 through Temple or Troy, we strongly urge you to seek an alternative route, such as Highway 317.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

TxDOT