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18-wheeler crash causes big headache for I-35 commuters

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POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 4:38pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 9:20pm

An 18-wheeler crashed early Tuesday morning and caused an intense diesel fire that resulted in miles and miles of backup along southbound I-35.

The truck hit a guardrail around 5:30 a.m near mile marker 322.

The fire was put out but not before damaging a section of pavement.

That’s when TxDOT went to work on repaving the affected area, but the resulting closure caused headaches for hundreds of I-35 commuters.

Drivers were stuck on the feeder for nearly five miles.

Detours through Hewitt and Bruceville-Eddy didn’t seem to help the problem either.

Repairs were completed around 2 p.m.
 

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