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EB I-255 at Telegraph reopened following an early morning semi truck accident

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A semi truck overturned and caught fire on I-255 near Telegraph early Saturday morning. The interstate was closed for several hours. (Credit: MoDOT) A semi truck overturned and caught fire on I-255 near Telegraph early Saturday morning. The interstate was closed for several hours. (Credit: MoDOT)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Eastbound Interstate 255 at Telegraph is reopened after a fiery crash involving one vehicle and a semi truck closed the roadway at 2:30 a.m.

Traffic was being diverted onto Telegraph. The interstate reopened around 11 a.m.

Missouri State Highway Patrol said the semi truck struck debris in the road, began to overturn and then hit the median wall. The truck then overturned and caught fire.

Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported.

About 70 gallons of fuel leaked onto the highway, which was the main reason the roadway was closed for more than 8 hours.

The semi truck was carrying strawberries. The entire load was ruined and the Health Department was called in for assistance.

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