An accident closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near Belton for several hours Friday morning, causing traffic to back up at least nine miles by the time the lanes reopened around 10 a.m., according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Early reports indicated the accident resulted in one fatality, but TxDOT officials later amended that report to state one person was injured and in extremely critical condition.

 

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