North Fwy SB at FM 1960 reopens after truck fire

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- An 18-wheeler covered in flames caused a traffic mess on the North Freeway Friday morning, but but that roadway has since been cleared and traffic is now flowing. The HOV lane remains closed, however.

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Big rig fire on 45 southbound at Paramatta

Only two right lanes were open on the southbound lanes of the North Freeway at Paramatta for hours after a big rig caught fire on the northbound lanes. The fire sent a huge wall of flames across the southbound lanes, bringing vehicles to a halt.

The backup stretched for more than 10 miles.
We are not yet sure what sparked the fire, or whether the truck was involved in some sort of accident.
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