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CMV fire and car accident delay traffic on I-74 near Ogden

Publish Date: 2023, 02, 09

CHAMPAIGN CO., IL – Officials closed the eastbound lanes of I-74 Tuesday near Ogden after a commercial motor vehicle caught fire near mile marker 197, reports WCIA News.

The fire happened sometime before 4:15 p.m. Shortly after, one or more vehicles crashed near mile marker 193 after encountering slowed traffic related to the engulfed truck.

Nobody was injured in the crash, but it’s unclear if anyone in the commercial motor vehicle sustained injuries.

Authorities re-opened the left lane of I-74 eastbound around 4:20 p.m., and all lanes re-opened by around 9:35 p.m.

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