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UPDATE: Semi fire closes down part of Toll Road

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A semi-truck fire closed down the eastbound lanes of the Toll Road at mile marker 41 for over four hours Monday morning.

It happened around 4:00 a.m., when he semi driver says he was trying to avoid a deer and swerved into the median. He was able to get out of the semi, but it caught fire before emergency crews got to the scene.

Officials say fuel leaked onto the road and the railroad tracks below. They were on the scene performing clean-up and were not able to re-open both lanes of traffic until 8:30 a.m.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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