All lanes of I-55 could be shut down through rush-hour for truck fire


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(KTVI) – St. Louis County police say that all lanes of Interstate 55 are shut down just south of Interstate 270 at the Butler Hill exit. An overturned semi tractor-trailer is involved in an accident and is on fire. The truck fire is being listed as a three alarm.

MoDOT reports that the highway is closed in both directions from I-270 to Meramec Bottom Rd. for a semi fire.  I-55 may remain closed through rush-hour.

Fire, police and emergency vehicles are at the area. A Hazmat team is also addressing the situation.

A witness tells FOX 2 that there is another accident on I-55 near Arnold.  Two semi-trucks collided on I-55 just south of 141 in Arnold.   Those trucks also caught on fire. One person is dead in this crash.  A witness tells FOX 2 that one truck collided with the other while trying to slow…

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