Fiery 18-wheeler crash closes I-35 lanes in Temple

Posted at 6:15 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 20:29:10-04

Temple police said a fiery 18-wheeler crash on I-35 in Temple has closed all the Southbound lanes near exit 302.

Police said they responded to a report of a vehicle fire around 5:19 a.m. The trailer was carrying wood cabinets, diesel fuel and other fluids.

The driver of the 18-wheeler has been taken to Baylor Scott & White hospital with unknown injuries. 

A hazmat team has been called to the scene for cleanup of the spilled fuel, TxDOT said. 

Avoid the area if possible and expect delays of at least 30 minutes if you are driving through the area. 

TxDOT said there is no estimated time for clearing. As of 6:50 a.m., vehicles were backed up to Berger Road. 

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