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updated: 7/10/2014 12:05 AM

Southbound I-355 expected to reopen after truck fire near Roosevelt Road

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  • A semitrailer truck, loaded with paper, caught fire Wednesday afternoon as it traveled south on I-355 near Roosevelt Road in DuPage County.

       A semitrailer truck, loaded with paper, caught fire Wednesday afternoon as it traveled south on I-355 near Roosevelt Road in DuPage County.
    John Lampinen | Staff Photographer

 
 

A semitrailer truck fire closed all southbound lanes of I-355 for an hour and a half Wednesday afternoon near Roosevelt Road in DuPage County.

State police said the truck was loaded with paper products when it caught fire about 1:10 p.m. as it traveled south on I-355.

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No one was injured. Traffic was backed up for several miles. Traffic began moving on the shoulder about 2:30 p.m. and all lanes reopened by 3:10 p.m., state police said.

No immediate cause for the fire was apparent because of the damage to the semi, police said. The fire remains under investigation.

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