A tractor-trailer fire caused a major traffic backup on Interstate 75 in Lexington.
We’re told that, just after 7:30 Thursday morning, a semi-trailer carrying some type of hazardous material caught fire in the southbound lanes of I-75, near the 118-mile marker.
No injuries were reported, but police had to shut down the southbound lanes at exit 120 for a couple of hours while firefighters made sure the scene was under control. We’re told police were rerouting traffic at Ironworks Pike.
One southbound lane of I-75 has is now back open.
Crews have not determined what substance the semi-trailer was carrying, but the investigation is ongoing.
A tractor-trailer fire is causing a major traffic impact in Lexington.
The semi is on Interstate 75 in the southbound lanes near the 119-mile marker.
Police shut down the southbound lanes at exit 120.
This is a developing story.