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Two crashes cleared on I-35 after significant delays Tuesday morning

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LORENA, TX (KXXV) -

Two separate crashes caused significant delays on southbound I-35 Tuesday morning, but are now cleared.

Traffic was already slow due to a crash involving an 18-wheeler that hit a road barrier and caught on fire is blocking traffic on I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy, at 2:30 a.m.

Waco police said the second crash happened near Lorena. 

All lanes were closed at 6:45 a.m. Traffic was diverted to the service road near exit 315 for both northbound and southbound lanes. 

At 9:15 a.m., TxDOT opened the northbound lanes of I-35. At 10:47 a.m. the southbound lanes were cleared and reopened. 

The fire on the trailer of the 18-wheeler is not out, as of 7:15 a.m. The 18-wheeler is lying on its side, TxDOT says. 

McLennan County deputies said the driver of the 18-wheeler is okay and was taken to Scott and White Hospital in Temple. 

The Waco hazmat team is on scene in Bruceville-Eddy cleaning up a fuel spill. 

If you are driving through this area, police advise you take alternative routes. 

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