UPDATE 8;26 PM: A Belton Police spokesperson estimated it may take up to 3 hours for crews to clear the scene. If you don't have to get on southbound I-35 north of Belton, don't. If you're headed south, you're advised to go around I-35 until you're past the I-35/US 190 merge, which is closed due to the crash.



A multi-car crash at the intersection of I-35 and US 190/I-14 in Belton caused a massive traffic jam along southbound I-35 in Belton Thursday night.

Belton Police issued a warning about the traffic jam at 8:05 PM, and said the southbound I-35/westbound 190 merge was closed. TxDOT cameras showed traffic backed up almost to Temple.

Police did not specify how many vehicles were involved in the crash. We are awaiting more information.

Alternate routes are highly advised!