Texas drivers' new HEROTexas drivers' new HEROhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=185492017-12-15T06:00:00Z2017-12-16T01:00:00Z

HERO truck​TEXAS – New trucks that can clear minor crashes from area roadways started patrolling I-35 and US 183 as part of the expansion of the Highway Emergency Response Operator, or HERO, patrol service program.

The free roadside service will cover 138 miles along I-35, US 183, US 290, SH 71 and MoPac by Jan. 1, 2018.

HERO services include:

  • Relocating disabled vehicles to safety
  • Removing minor crashes from the roadway
  • Providing traffic and lane control at crash scenes
  • Removing debris from travel lanes
  • Changing flat tires
  • Giving air to low tires
  • Adding gasoline and water
  • Performing minor vehicle repairs
  • Jump-starting batteries
  • Assisting first responders at crash scenes
  • Providing drinking water and cell phone services to stranded motorists
Motorists can call 512-974-HERO (4376) between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, if they need assistance.
Austin-Round Rock
Infrastructure & Transportation
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