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      18-wheeler on fire paralyzes expressway traffic in Mission

      18-wheeler on Fire // Photo by Jesse Castillo via Facebook

      Authorities are investigating what caused an 18-wheeler to catch on fire paralyzing traffic moving through Expressway 83 in Mission.

      It all happened on the eastbound lanes of Expressway 83 between Conway Avenue and Bryan Road just after 11:30 a.m. Monday.

      Details were not immediately available but authorities diverted traffic off the eastbound lanes of the expressway while crews battled the blaze.

      Several Action 4 News viewers passing through the area posted pictures of the fire to the social media networks Twitter and Facebook.

      It's not clear what happened or what caused the fire but the incident remains under investigation.

      Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.