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updated: 7/25/2014 7:47 PM

I-90 reopens after truck fire

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  • A semitrailer truck engulfed in flames causes a major traffic backup looking west on the Addams Tollway just west of the Brier Hill Road overpass.

       A semitrailer truck engulfed in flames causes a major traffic backup looking west on the Addams Tollway just west of the Brier Hill Road overpass.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • A semitrailer truck fire on the Jane Addams Tollway near Huntley spread to the grass, halting traffic in both directions.

      A semitrailer truck fire on the Jane Addams Tollway near Huntley spread to the grass, halting traffic in both directions.
    courtesy of abc 7 Chicago

  • People play football in the blocked eastbound lanes of I-90 after a semitrailer truck engulfed in flames caused a major traffic backup.

       People play football in the blocked eastbound lanes of I-90 after a semitrailer truck engulfed in flames caused a major traffic backup.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Traffic backs up Friday after the truck fire on the Jane Addams Tollway.

      Traffic backs up Friday after the truck fire on the Jane Addams Tollway.
    courtesy of abc 7 Chicago

  • A semitrailer truck that was hauling concrete hardener caught fire Friday afternoon on the westbound Jane Addams Tollway near Huntley.

      A semitrailer truck that was hauling concrete hardener caught fire Friday afternoon on the westbound Jane Addams Tollway near Huntley.
    courtesy of abc 7 Chicago

 
Daily Herald report

The Jane Addams Tollway was closed in both directions for more than an hour and a half Friday after a semitrailer truck caught fire near Huntley.

State police said the tollway was reopened at 6:40 p.m. Police said the incident occurred about 3:50 p.m. on westbound I-90 at the 43.25-mile marker.

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Police said the driver of the truck noticed smoke and flames pouring from the hood. He then pulled over onto the shoulder and exited the vehicle.

Traffic was diverted while the scene was cleared.

Police said the truck contained concrete hardener, but there was no hazardous materials situation.

The fire may have caused some damage to the roadway, police said.

No one was hurt, and no other vehicles were damaged.

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