Major accident, fire snarls interstate traffic

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A major accident and fire Tuesday afternoon snarled interstate traffic through Waco.

The Waco Fire Department tweeted out that the accident and ensuing fire occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near University Parks.

Video submitted to KWTX shows a SUV on fire near the guardrails.

TxDOT said traffic was backing up to Valley Mills.

Waco police also said there was a large hole in the bridge on the southbound lanes of I-35 near 4th/5th street and that was slowing traffic.

Drivers were encouraged to seek an alternate route.

Additional information was not available.