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.