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One northbound lane reopened on Interstate 29 near Reynolds after truck fire

The road reopened partially around 2:30 p.m.

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A burned-out semi-trailer waits for removal at the site of an accident on I-29 south of Reynolds Wednesday morning, January 12, 2022.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald<br/>

The North Dakota Department of Transportation and the North Dakota Highway Patrol have reopened Interstate 29 north at mile marker 121 south of Reynolds after a semi-truck fire closed a portion of the road on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

One lane will remain closed while cleanup efforts are ongoing

On Wednesday, Jan. 12 at approximately 8:39 am, a CMV driver who was driving north on I-29 near Reynolds at mile marker 121.5, noticed smoke from the trailer he was pulling, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The driver stopped the vehicle and unhooked the trailer, which was on fire.

The load was a hazardous material, a corrosive liquid, that was being hauled north to Canada.

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An emergency worker photographs what's left of a burned-out semi-trailer on I-29 south of Reynolds, ND, Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald<br/>

In addition to the Traill County Sheriff’s Department; NDHP; Reynolds Fire and Rescue; Buxton Fire Department; Grand Forks Fire Department; and the North Dakota Department of Transportation are on scene.

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The driver, 49; and co-driver, 32; were unharmed and no other injuries are reported. There are no pending charges.

I-29 North was previously closed from Exit 118 to 123 due to a traffic incident in the area.

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Emergency personnel work to clear the site where a sem-trailer burned south of Reynolds, ND, Wednesday morning on I-29.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald<br/>

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