I-35 traffic in both directions was moving at a crawl after a multi-vehicle crash in Troy Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred just north of Main Street. TxDOT issued an alert indicating that northbound traffic was most severely impacted, but that southbound traffic was also slowed due to a semi involved in the crash losing the load it was hauling.

Northbound traffic was backed up as far as Adams Avenue in Temple as crews worked to clear the scene of the crash.

TxDOT recommended drivers in both directions use Highway 317 west of town as an alternate route.