(KMOV.com) – On Thursday morning, a tractor-trailer caught fire along Interstate 270 in Illinois, causing a major traffic snag.
According to reports, the driver pulled onto the shoulder of the interstate near the intersection of Route 159 after something inside the trailer caught fire. Emergency crews responded and extinguished the fire without further incident. It took crews a couple hours to get everything cleaned up.
At one point, police had to close the interstate. Traffic in the area was backed up for miles. All lanes have since reopened.
There’s no word on what caused the fire.
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