TROY, Mich. – A massive tanker truck fire burned for hours Monday on northbound I-75 in Troy, and the freeway could be closed for days, officials said.
The fire started in the northbound lanes near Big Beaver Road. Officials said scrape marks along the dividing wall show the truck was up against it for hundreds of yards before coming to a stop.
Police said the fire began around 1:15 p.m. Monday (July 12). Firefighters finally put it out around 3:20 p.m.
Southbound I-75 is closed at Square Lake Road, and the northbound lanes are closed at Rochester Road, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The freeway could be closed for days, according to authorities.
Troy police said the driver of the tanker was taken to a nearby hospital. His current condition is unknown.
You can see videos and photos of the fire and smoke below.
BREAKER - NB75 & Big Beaver tanker truck on fire. pic.twitter.com/nNzw7DZCn1— Chuck Jackson (@NewsDeskChuck) July 12, 2021