Part of I-96 in Ionia County closed due to semi fire

Posted at 5:11 AM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-08 08:33:33-04

BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The tires of a semi caught fire Tuesday morning, and the vehicle itself was on fire by the time units arrived.

The situation led to the closing of westbound I-96 at the Nash Highway exit. The eastbound lanes remained open.

Traffic was routed off I-96 to take Grand River Avenue west to return to I-96 via Alden Nash Avenue.

The fire was first reported around 4:20 a.m.

The cleanup process took four hours before the highway was reopened just before 8:30 a.m.