Southbound traffic around I-35 mile marker 311 was halted Friday afternoon as crews worked to clear the scene of a truck fire.

Authorities have not said why a semi hauling batteries caught flame on the 311 exit ramp. The blaze was extinguished around 1:35 p.m., but debris remained scattered on the road. Traffic was being diverted Friday afternoon as crews worked to clear the scene.

Anyone who plans to or normally travels along this route should expect delays or find an alternative.