Rain triggers accidents, brings street flooding

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Heavy rains that began during Friday morning rush hour triggered numerous accidents in parts of Central Texas.

Most accidents were related to hydroplaning and vehicles sliding off the road or drivers losing control as water stacked up in spots on highways.

The heaviest rains began in the Waco area shortly before 7:00 a.m. with numerous minor accidents reported on I-35.

Another round of heavy rains began about 9:00 a.m. with the same results,  with flooding in some outside lanes of highways and along exit ramps off I-35 near downtown Waco.

A truck jack knifed and dumped a load of gravel on I-35  north of West and triggered other minor accidents and backups.

Numerous accidents, mostly with no injuries or only minor injuries were being reported along the I-35 corridor

In other places trucks jack knifed and blocked roads.

Accidents were also being reported along Highway 190/I-14 in Bell County

Motorists were urged to slow down,  leave space between themselves and other vehicles and be cautious on entrance and exit ramps and in areas near underpasses

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