An 18-wheeler fire between Temple and Waco on Interstate 35 flared up again Tuesday morning, closing down all northbound lanes and causing significant delays.
Traffic was backed up almost to North Loop 363 in Temple.
The Texas Department of Transportation estimated delays of an hour or more because of the fire, which started after a crash earlier in the morning.
Drivers who want to avoid the area may take exit 304 to Loop 363, turn left and drive 4 miles to State Highway 36, turn right and drive 3.75 miles to State Highway 317, turn right and drive 11 miles to State Highway 7, and then turn left and drive 6.75 miles back to the interstate.
First responders were sent just after 8:15 a.m. to a location near mile marker 314, between Troy and Bruceville, after a caller reported the crash and fire.
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