TRAFFIC: I-77 Re-Opens After Semi Fire Along Turnpike

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UPDATED 9/1/15 @ 7:55 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- All lanes of the West Virginia Turnpike are back open after an early morning tractor-trailer fire.

The fire happened a little before 1 a.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes near the 70 mile marker. That's near Whittaker, between the Paint Creek and Mahan exits.

Once the fire was out, the semi was kept in a grassy area until it could be moved, but the fire rekindled about 6 a.m.

The tractor-trailer was carrying sugar.

No one was hurt and the fire was quickly put out both times.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/1/15 @ 2:30 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One of the Southbound lanes of I-77 on the West Virginia Turnpike is closed at mile marker 70 after a semi-truck carrying sugar caught fire, according to West Virginia 511.

The fire happened a little before 1 Tuesday morning along the West Virginia Turnpike.

No one was hurt and the fire has been put out. Crews are at the scene cleaning up and investigating the cause of the fire.

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