MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A semi-trailer carrying 72,000 pounds of tires caught fire Wednesday morning while traveling on I-65 South in Marshall County.

It happened near mile marker 32, according to Rebekah Hammonds, a spokesperson for Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The incident closed all lanes of the interstate for several hours while first responders were on the scene.

As of 2:00p.m. only the right lane and right shoulder were still blocked while crews continued to cleanup the remnants of the burnt trailer and tires.

  • Semi trailer fire Marshall County
  • Semi trailer fire Marshall County

“The main message today is that roads and ramps may look clear but black ice is prevalent – especially our counties north of 40,” Hammonds posted on Twitter.

She also reported on a couple of other traffic incidents, one in Humphreys County and another in Pleasant View.