A semitractor-trailer caught fire Tuesday afternoon, forcing northbound Interstate 435 to be closed at I-70 on Kansas City's east side.
The truck caught fire about 12:30 p.m. just north of U.S. 40 along northbound I-435.
Video from Kansas City Scout traffic cameras in the area showed thick black smoke billowing from a fully engulfed semi. Flames could be seen on the traffic cameras as well.
In addition to northbound I-435 being closed, ramps from I-70 to northbound I-435 also were closed. Southbound traffic on I-435 was slow moving through the area as the black smoke drifted over those lanes.
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There were no immediate reports of injuries.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.