Banana truck catches on fire, snarls I-35 traffic in Lewisville

A truck hauling bananas somehow caught on fire Friday afternoon on I-35 NB in Lewisville.

The truck fire shut down all lanes for I-35 NB near the Lake Lewisville Bridge just as rush hour was getting underway.

One lane of traffic was briefly able to move past the truck after the fire was put out by firefighters, but then officials closed all lanes again to clean up the mess.

Backups were expected to take hours to unwind.

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