Semi-Truck Fire Causes Backup On NB I-75

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Amid the treacherous road conditions caused by Monday's snow storm, northbound I-75 in downtown Detroit is experiencing backups due to a semi-truck fire.

Michigan State Police say around 4 p.m. they received a call that a truck was fully engulfed in flames along the northbound lanes of I-75, just north of I-375 and south of Mack Avenue.

MSP tweeted that the driver, the lone occupant of the truck, escaped the blaze uninjured.

It is unclear what led to the fire.

The ramp from southbound Gratiot Avenue to northbound I-75 is closed, and the truck itself is blocking the right lane and right shoulder.

Authorities say due to the weather, they may have had to close that stretch of I-75, but they ended up getting salt trucks to the scene in time and it remained open.

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