Driving Hazard: Thick fog leads to multiple accidents on I-35

A motorist drives on State Highway 195 in heavy fog Thursday morning near Killeen. There were no major accidents in the Killeen area attributed to the weather Thursday.

While there were no major accidents in the Killeen area attributed to Thursday’s weather, thick fog and wet road conditions possibly added to the number of traffic accidents in Belton and Temple.

The National Weather Service Dense reported fog with visibility in some areas of less than one-quarter mile across much of Central Texas.

An 18-wheeler trying to turn west on Airport Road from Northwest HK Dodgen Loop at 3:44 a.m. Thursday hit a utility pole holding the traffic lights, broke it and caused the lights to fall, said Cpl. Christopher Wilcox, Temple Police Department spokesman.

No one was injured, but the truck blocked the northbound lanes of Northwest HK Dodgen Loop while the lights were repaired.

Belton police said fog caused accidents on southbound Interstate 35 on Thursday at Shanklin Road and Tahuaya Road. One person was taken to Scott & White Hospital, Deputy Chief Jen Wesley said.

A minor two-vehicle traffic accident turned into a six-vehicle fender-bender about noon at George Wilson Road and U.S. Highway 190, Wesley said.

One person whose injuries were believed to be minor was transported to Scott & White Hospital.

Wesley said the number of vehicles involved in the accident grew because drivers were not paying attention and didn’t slow down.

Westbound U.S. Highway 190 was closed for a period of time.

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