18-wheeler catches fire, causes traffic on northbound I-35

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 15:24:01-04

An 18-wheeler caught on fire, causing back up on Interstate 35 Friday afternoon. 

TxDOT said the report came in just before 1:40 p.m. Traffic had backed up through Elm Mott to Lacy Lakeview on northbound Interstate 35. 

Officials said the 18-wheeler caught on fire, but the driver was able to separate the truck from the trailer. The fire spread to the grass but was put out just after 2 p.m.

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