Semi trailer catches fire, jams up traffic on I-270

Semi trailer catches fire, jams up traffic on I-270

Semi trailer catches fire, jams up traffic on I-270

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by KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 5:18 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 4:51 AM

I-270 near Route 159, Glen Carbon, IL 62034

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(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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