Garbage truck catches fire on I-95

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - At 12:43 p.m. Friday afternoon, Virginia State Police responded to a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 95 northbound south of Temple Avenue in Colonial Heights.

The trailer was fully loaded and was hauling recycled cotton car seats when the trailer caught fire.

The driver, a 37-year-old male from Goochland, was traveling from Petersburg to Richmond and was not injured.  The driver was able to pull the tractor-trailer over to the right shoulder.

The fire department was on scene to extinguish the fire.  The right and center lanes were blocked with an approximately one mile backup.

All lanes were reopened by 2:20 p.m.

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