East-Bound I-74 Re-Opens At Bowman

East-Bound I-74 Re-Opens At Bowman

Eastbound traffic along Interstate 74 re-opened today after traffic was diverted off the interstate at the Bowman Avenue exit for hours this morning (Monday, Aug. 5, 2019) because of a fire.  The trailer portion of a semi caught fire, and volunteer firefighters from several departments were called to the scene to extinguish it.

Firefighters battle a blaze in a semi trailer at the 216 mile marker along Interstate 74 at Danville.

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The driver of the semi managed to unhook the trailer…so the cab portion of the truck is not involved in the fire.

Eastbound traffic along the Interstate was being diverted north on Bowman to Main Street…which is U.S. route 136.

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[The photos in this story were taken at about 5 o’clock this morning…Monday, August 5, 2019. This story is by Neuhoff Media Danville News Director Bill Pickett. Got a news tip?  Give Bill a call at (217) 709-1245 or contact him at BillPickett@Neuhoffmedia.com.]