NORTH JACKSON, Ohio (WYTV) – A tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate 80 early Tuesday morning in North Jackson.
It happened just after 12 a.m. in the westbound lanes, just west of the Meander Reservoir.
At one point, the fire forced the closure of all westbound lanes on the roadway and backed up traffic for miles, extending as far back as Austintown.
Firefighters from Jackson Township worked to extinguish the flames.
The semi was able to pull away, but the trailer was a complete loss.
No other vehicles were involved and no one was hurt.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has currently opened two westbound lanes. As of 4:30 a.m., the third lane remained closed.