It was a stressful day for many people who were trying to make their way South on I-35 in Temple.
A tractor trailer caring a mobile home lost control, slammed into the median, and caught fire.
That caused parts of the highway to be shut down for hours.
In Temple near the 3800 block of South Interstate 35 is where the accident happened.
Just before rush hour, thing were finally back up and running smoothly after crews spent more than five hours cleaning up.
Because the highway is so busy, drivers were stranded in traffic because the access road was backed up for more than three miles.
Just after eight Friday morning, Southbound I-35, looked like a scene from a movie.
Flames, explosions and a number of different emergency crews had both sides of the highway shut down.
That's while a hazardous material team made sure no toxins were burning.
Fortunately the driver of the trailer was able to escape and was taken to Scott and White Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
"We're glad that this drivers injuries are not sever, he avoided a very serious situation by getting away from the fire," said Temple Police Sergeant Brad Hunt.
"We greatly appreciate the support of the law enforcement community whether it be Temple Police or DPS, to make sure that our folks are safe while these men are fighting the fire," said Temple Fire Department Spokesman Thomas Pechal.
Because of the backup this accident caused, four additional cars wrecked in separate incidents.
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