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Officials report US 290/State Highway 71 lane closures due to accident

AUSTIN, TX- The eastbound lanes of US 290 and State Highway 71 as well as one westbound lane were closed near the MoPac Expressway due to a crash on Sunday night, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:41pm, causing delays and significant traffic blockages. Officials detoured traffic to the frontage road until the wreckage was cleared.

No more information about the cause of the accident is available at this time. Information on injuries is pending. We will be monitoring for updates.

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