Semi truck catches fire on I-80, causes lane closures near Mokena

SHARE Semi truck catches fire on I-80, causes lane closures near Mokena

(MOKENA) Several eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 were closed early Thursday near Mokena after a semi truck caught fire in the southwest suburb.

Authorities responded about midnight to the semi truck on fire on eastbound I-80 just west of South La Grange Road, according to Illinois State Police Sgt. George Del Rio.

The driver was not injured and was able to disconnect the truck’s trailer before the fire spread, Del Rio said.

As of 5:40 a.m., the right lane of the expressway was still closed to traffic as crews worked to clear the roadway, Del Rio said.

The Latest
Cooper Thorson, an eighth-grader from Marseilles, Illinois, sank a running left-handed buzzer-beating shot from nearly full court to lift his MIlton Pope team to a 34-32 victory over Marseilles.
The Bulls have shown this season that they are capable of beating the league’s elite, but Wednesday was a reminder that they’ve also had some real embarrassing moments. While the loss to the Suns could be considered a one off, Donovan doesn’t think so, and definitely doesn’t want his players feeling that way.
Singer-songwriter rides revived interest in the ’90s, the era of ‘Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover’ and her other biggest singles.
The yearly tradition seems to always catch people off guard. Many people complained the ban was unfair, the signs were inadequate and penalties too steep.
By studying animals in urban habitats, we’re learning not just about them, but also about us, and how our worlds affect one another. The zoo is working with nearly 50 cities across the world to promote coexistence