UPDATE: Mahan Drive and I-10 exit reopen after semi-truck fire
The driver was not injured, but FHP said smoke obstructed views of the roadway
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Mahan Drive and Exit 209A on Interstate 10 were shut down after a semi-truck caught fire just before 8 p.m. Monday, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
The semi-truck driver pulled off of I-10 at the Mahan exit and stopped traveling in the eastbound lanes of the road Monday evening after the trailer of his vehicle caught fire, FHP public information officer Patricia Jefferson-Shaw said.
Troopers first closed eastbound lanes on Mahan Drive near Apex Drive but soon closed westbound lanes, too, after smoke billowed across the roadway, according to the PIO.
Westbound lanes reopened first, followed by eastbound lanes reopening just before 10 p.m., according to FHP.
The truck driver safely moved the truck away from the trailer and was not injured, she said.
Troopers also shut down I-10 exit 209-A in response to the fire, according to FHP.
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