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A Pair of Tractor Trailer Fires Slows Interstate 68 Overnight

July 18th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Allegany County Emergency Services were dispatched to I-68 near mile marker 51 on Martin's Mountain for a reported tractor trailer fire. HAZMAT teams and police teams were dispatched as well to close a portion of the roadway. Fire crews battled the blaze for approximately 35 minutes before one lane was re-opened. 

Crews were also dispatched on Wednesday night at aprroximately 9:30 p.m. for an additional tractor trailer fire westbound near mile marker 40. Interstate 68 was shut down for several hours while crews battled the blaze which fully engulfed the cabin area of the trator trailer rig. Cumberland City Police as well as fire and emergency crews responded to the scene. At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was open to one-lane while crews were released from the scene.

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