The trailer of an 18-wheeler caught on fire in the early morning of Tuesday, August 14, shutting down the block of a service road for I-35 for hours. First responders have completely shut down the southbound Frontage Road of I-35 that is south of Walnut Avenue.
Police estimate that the entire block will remain closed for hours.
Drivers are suggested to find alternate routes for their morning commute.
TRAFFIC ALERT: The I-35 frontage road south of Walnut completely closed for a couple of hours after brakes caught fire in the back of an 18-wheeler trailer. Expect delays or find an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/gNW7fxBRf0— New Braunfels Police (@NBPDTX) August 14, 2018
According to the New Braunfels Police Department, the fire might have been caused by overheated brakes. Crews will be on scene investigating and cleaning for a couple of hours. Please drive carefully.