I-75 back open after Whitley County semi fire


The fire caused major traffic problems near the Kentucky-Tennessee line. (Whitley County Sheriff’s Department)

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A semi fire caused major traffic problems in Whitley County early Wednesday morning, according to the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department.

The Williamsburg Fire Chief said crews were called to I-75 North near mile marker 3 around 11:54 p.m. Tuesday.

A semi had disconnected from its trailer that was hauling plastic. The trailer was destroyed, but, thankfully, no one was hurt.

Crews said when the towing company arrived to start hauling it off in pieces, the flames reignited. They were able to get that fire under control.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene throughout the night.

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet confirmed all lanes of I-75 are back open, as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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