Truck Fire Closes Two Lanes of Interstate 80 Near Gretna

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

GRETNA, Neb. -- A semi truck fire has left only one lane for commuters to use while crews work to clean up the debris.

Just after 3:30 a.m. Friday, emergency crews were called to the westbound lanes Interstate 80 at mile marker 440, about one mile east of the Platte River Bridge near Gretna.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, the driver was able to separate his truck from the burning trailer before fire crews arrived.

Contents of the truck were pulled out onto the road and ditch to extinguish the fire.

Two of the three lanes have been closed while the debris is cleaned up and the trailer is prepared to be removed.

NSP does not have any indication how long it will take to reopen any more lanes for commuters.

Motorists are encouraged to use Highway 6 as a means to get around the traffic backup expected during rush hour.


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