Traffic Alert: I-64 re-opens after semi catches fire in Shelbyville

Traffic Alert: I-64 re-opens after semi catches fire in Shelbyville
Few details were immediately available, but WAVE 3 News confirmed that it happened on Interstate 64, near mile marker 36, at about 7:40 a.m. That’s near the Mt. Eden Road exit. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Eastbound lanes of a local interstate were closed for several hours after a tractor trailer caught fire during the Tuesday morning commute.

The incident happened on Interstate 64, near mile marker 36, at about 7:40 a.m. That’s near the Mt. Eden Road exit.

Fire crews used water hoses to put out the blaze, which left a portion of the interstate covered in ice. That required some additional work to de-ice the roadway.

Morning commuters were re-routed via Waddy.

It’s not clear how the fire started or whether anyone was injured.

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