The wet weather has definitely made driving on I-35 a nightmare on Tuesday. Accidents slowed down traffic, even shutting down the interstate.
It all started in Hewitt at around 8:30 Tuesday morning. An 18-wheeler jack-knifed and crashed into the barrier on the northbound side near the Moonlight Drive exit. Nobody was hurt but the highway was shut down.
Then around 10 a.m. in Temple a UPS truck also jack-knifed under the Central Avenue bridge. That accident also shut down traffic, but nobody was injured.
A third accident happened at Big Elm Road near Troy. A truck's trailer overturned and spilled all its cargo, shutting down the highway for some time.
The 4th major accident happened on the northbound side of I-35 near Old Blevins Road in Bruceville-Eddy. Another truck jack-knifed on the road.
Central Texas drivers say people need to be more considerate and careful out on the roads. "Absolutely, people are still driving 80 -85 miles an hour, so that's the crazy thing. They've got to watch out for those people," saus Ali Mohammed who was driving from Dallas to Austin.
"Some people they just want to get where they're going and they don't care how they get there , they'll go through trucks, around trucks and everything else , they don't care how they drive," says Hurley Jackson Jr., who was driving from Fort Worth to Temple.
Something that DPS always says is drive to the conditions. That means take the rain and other factors into consideration while you're on the road.