UPDATE: Trailer fire shuts down EB I-496 at NB US-127

UPDATE – The highway is reopened and traffic on I-496 is moving at posted speeds.

UPDATE 7:28 a.m. – According to 6 News crews on the scene the trailer was carrying dog food when the brakes overheated. All cars on eastbound I-496 are being detoured at the US-127 interchange as the clean-up continues.

I-496 fire-1

UPDATE 6:55 a.m. – The semi-trailer fire that was burning on eastbound I-496 has been put out. The road is still closed as crews work to clean up the debris.

More pictures: Crews work to clean-up spilled bags of dog food after trailer fire

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) 6:25 a.m. – Drivers are asked to avoid eastbound I-496 at the northbound US-127 interchange until further notice.

A semi-truck is burning and crews are working to put out the fire.

The road is blocked until further notice. 6 News has crews on the scene and will have updates online and on 6 News This Morning and Noon.

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