Truck catches fire on I-55 near Route 53, all lanes re-opened

Truck engulfed in flames on I-55 near Route 53 on Friday, May 9, 2014. (Courtesy: Courtney Hammer)

May 8, 2014 10:00:00 PM PDT
A semi-truck caught fire on the outbound side of Interstate 55 near Route 53.

Emergency crews closed re-opened all outbound lanes as of 8 a.m. Friday, after the fire was extinguished.

The truck was fully engulfed before authorities were able to put out the fire.

No traffic was getting through on the outbound side of the Stevenson and gapers caused delays on the inbound side.

There was no word of injuries Friday morning, but authorities continued to investigate the incident.

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