Driver okay after tractor-trailer catches fire on Poplar Street - KMOV.com

Driver okay after tractor-trailer catches fire on Poplar Street Bridge

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News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer
News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer News 4 viewer Laura Dima sent in this photo of smoke pillowing out from a tractor trailer on the Poplar Street Bridge Friday. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) -- Crews spent much of the morning cleaning up after a tractor-trailer caught fire on the Poplar Street Bridge.

Illinois State Police said the tractor-trailer hit the median of the bridge and  caught fire in the eastbound lanes at about 9:50 a.m. Friday.

The driver escaped the vehicle unharmed. The accident backed up traffic for miles in both directions.

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