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Crews close lane of Interstate 70 West because of semi fire in Columbia

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A semi tractor-trailer caught fire near the Interstate 70 and Highway 63 connector on Monday, Nov. 16.
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A semi-truck fire in Columbia Monday, Nov. 16.
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The MoDOT Traveler Information Map shows a semi fire in Columbia near the Interstate 70 and Highway 63 connector.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Crews closed a lane of Interstate 70 West because of a Monday morning semi-truck fire in Columbia.

The MoDOT Traveler Information Map said the interstate was closed after 8 a.m. and that delays could last an hour.

Boone County Joint Communications said the vehicle fire near the I-70 and Highway 63 connector was creating a traffic hazard.

The MoDOT map showed a large amount of smoke coming off of the semi. It also showed a large back-up on the interstate.

It's unclear if anyone is hurt from the incident.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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