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Traffic Alert: Garbage Truck Catches Fire Along WB 635 Near I-35E

Updated at 8:41 p.m.

TXDOT representatives said the westbound lanes of 635 at I-35 in Dallas reopened Tuesday night after cleanup from an earlier crash. 

A commercial garbage truck caught fire in the middle of the freeway around 4:00 p.m. 

Firefighters on scene extinguished the flames, but it had the roadway shut down for hours. 

All drivers in the westbound lanes were forced to head either north or south on I-35E. 

Police did not respond for comment regarding if any one was injured in the crash or what caused the truck to catch fire. 

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