Semi fire causes traffic problems on I-71

Published: Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 6:34 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 04, 2014 @ 6:34 AM


            The driver was not hurt, according to officials at the scene. Crews fought the flames for about half an hour.
The driver was not hurt, according to officials at the scene. Crews fought the flames for about half an hour.

UPDATE at 7:20 a.m.: The right lane of southbound I-71 will be closed for several hours after a fire destroyed the cab of a semi in Greene County.

The driver was not hurt, according to officials at the scene.

Crews fought the flames for about half an hour.

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UPDATE at 7:05 a.m.: The left lane is now open. The cab of the semi appears to be destroyed.

EARLIER: Southbound Interstate 71 is shut down in Greene County near Ohio 72 for a semi fire.

Traffic is being diverted off at exit 58.