CANYON, TX (KFDA) - Police believe wet road conditions and an increase in motor traffic near Canyon caused a flurry of wrecks along SH-87 Tuesday morning.
Several traffic accidents, including one which caused a vehicle to catch fire, caused traffic on the highway to stall near Spur 48 and Stadium Road. Authorities say poor travel conditions and an influx of traffic from back-to-school college students combined to cause the delays.
The area was reopened around 10 a.m.
The Department of Public Safety responded to a separate string of wrecks north of the Interstate-27 and US-287 split.
Weather forecasts predict the rain to last throughout the end of the week. Drivers are urged to give themselves plenty of time for travel.