Thur. 10 a.m.: Tractor trailer crash, fire closes part of I-80

GIRARD – Interstate 80 at state Route 11 is closed after a fire reignited following a morning semi-tractor trailer crash this morning.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is advising westbound motorists to detour using state Route 11 to state Route 82 to U.S. Route 62.

The interstate had been closed temporarily this morning following the crash in the area of Salt Springs Road. The highway reopened, but then closed again due to a fire reigniting at the scene, ODOT reports.

The accident involved a semi-tractor trailer and at least two other vehicles just after 6 a.m. The semi had been traveling east on I-80 when the driver drove off the right side of road and rolled over. It became engulfed in flames, and two nearby vehicles also caught fire.