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Truck Fire Causes Delays on I-55

Big backups after semi-trailer engulfed in flames.

A semi-trailer is engulfed in flames on I-55 near Romeoville. Submitted by Sandy Aldana
A semi-trailer is engulfed in flames on I-55 near Romeoville. Submitted by Sandy Aldana
Traffic remains backed up  near Romeoville after a semi-tractor caught fire earlier this morning on southbound I-55 near Weber Road.

Firefighters were able to put out the fire, which full engulfed the truck, by 7:30 a.m., according to CBS Chicago, and all lanes were reopened by 8 a.m. 

Traffic delays continue in both directions near the scene of the truck fire.

Video credit: Tim Benuska
Herc May 09, 2014 at 07:20 PM
How's the driver? That would of been nice to know!

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