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TXDOT: Semi on fire on I-35, avoid area

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 14:05:28-04

TxDOT said that a semi is on fire north of Big Elm Rd, mile marker 311, between Bruceville-Eddy and Troy on I-35. The semi is in the southbound lane.

The truck struck the crash cushion on the outside lane. The fire then started when oil ignited during the crash. Emergency crews were able to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher.

They said the right lane is closed while towing and cleanup are in process. 

The backup is about one to two miles, and the area will be clear in about one to two hours. 

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