YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — All lanes are back open on US 30 after a tractor-trailer full of paper and plastic products caught fire and closed all lanes on US Route 30 in York County.
According to PennDOT spokesperson Fritzi Schreffler, the fire started just after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the eastbound lanes of US Route 30 between Alwine Avenue and the exit for US-30 east to I-83 Lancaster. Fire crews and police were on the scene.
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Schreffler said the road may be damaged, and as of 10:30 p.m., the tractor-trailer was still smoking. Schreffler says that no other vehicles were involved in the fire, but nearby buildings may have possible damage.
According to the York County hazmat team, they were called to the scene to assist with fluid control and additional cleanup after saddle tanks ruptured and started to leak onto the roadway. They were on scene for around 4 hours.
As of 10:30 p.m., all lanes were still closed. It is not clear at this time what caused the fire but Schreffler believes the scene could remain active past midnight. The road eventually did reopen around 1 a.m.
There is no word on if the driver was injured. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.