UPDATE: One lane of I-29 back open near Reynolds

Generic Photo of Road Closed Sign (File)
Generic Photo of Road Closed Sign (File)(WLUC)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 10:41 AM CST
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REYNOLDS, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The North Dakota Department of Transportation says a vehicle fire and hazmat situation blocked northbound I-29 near Reynolds for much of the day on Wednesday. As of 3:00 p.m., one lane remains closed as cleanup efforts continue.

Just after 8:30 Wednesday morning, a semi driver noticed smoke coming from the trailer he was pulling. He stopped and unhooked the trailer, which was on fire. The trailer was filled with a corrosive liquid, which is a hazardous material.

A detour was in place until the fire was out and the area could be cleaned up. Drivers who want to avoid that stretch can exit I-29 northbound at exit 111 and use ND 200 west to ND 18 to ND 15 east to I-29.

The driver and co-driver were not hurt and no other injuries are reported. The Highway Patrol also says there will be no charges.

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