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Mechanical issue causes tractor-trailer to catch fire on I-95

The tractor-trailer was hauling 40,000 pounds of paper.
The tractor-trailer was hauling 40,000 pounds of paper.(Virginia State Police)
Updated: Mar. 29, 2021 at 9:11 PM EDT
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SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police said a tractor-trailer fire caused the shut down of Interstate 95 north and south in Spotsylvania County on Monday.

Troopers were called around 4:36 p.m. to the vehicle fire at mile-marker 125.

Officials said the 2022 Freightliner tractor-trailer was heading north when it caught on fire due to a mechanical issue.

The 35-year-old driver from Virginia Beach was not injured.

The tractor-trailer was hauling 40,000 pounds of paper.

All lanes of I-95 north and south in the area were closed for a period of time.

VDOT crews detoured northbound traffic at exit 118 to Route 1 for a few hours.

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