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18-Wheeler fire halts traffic on I-35 in Bellmead

(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 11, 2017 at 12:22 PM CDT
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Traffic was halted Tuesday during the lunch hour rush on the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Bellmead after a big rig fire.

All northbound traffic is being diverted off the highway at 336 and allowed to get back on after Collin Street Bakery.

It was not immediately known how the 18-wheeler caught fire but crews on the scene believe it may have started with a gas leak.

Drivers can use Loop 340 to get around the traffic. The southbound lanes were flowing slowly but the majority of the problems were in the northbound lanes.

No serious injuries have been reported.

Traffic was backed up 5 miles at 12:30 p.m.