I45 remains closed in Dallas County due to burning tanker truck

I45 has been closed in both directions near Hutchins since early this morning while fire and police crews let a crashed tanker truck burn.

Heavy flames and smoke were visible just after the crash. Due to the intensity of the situation, firefighters are letting the liquids burn off instead of attempt to put it out.

All main lanes of I45 are closed in this area of south Dallas County. As of 8:30am, there was still active fire coming from the tanker.

Expect a prolonged closure.

Update – SB I45 remains closed. Clean ups in progress.