Part of freeway could be shut through weekend after fire

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Posted: Mar 12, 2015 8:27 PM
Part of freeway could be shut through weekend after fire

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A stretch of eastbound Interstate 94 near the border between Detroit and the suburb of Dearborn could be closed through the weekend after a tanker truck fire.

The tanker truck burned for nearly two hours following a crash Wednesday morning in Dearborn that police say also involved two cars. The fire sent flames and black smoke into the air and across the area.

No serious injuries were reported.

Authorities say the truck was hauling thousands of gallons of petroleum. Michigan Department of Transportation officials say fuel spilled into sewers, also creating fires.

The freeway's westbound lanes reopened Wednesday, but the crash and heat from the fire forced work to replace part of the eastbound lanes. MDOT says crews on Thursday removed concrete and the roadway is expected to reopen Monday.