Tractor-trailer catches on fire on I-264 in Portsmouth

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police and fire and rescue crews responded to a tractor-trailer that caught on fire early Friday morning on I-264 at Effingham Street.

The vehicle was stopped in an eastbound lane around 4:24 a.m. when the engine began smoking and then caught on fire.

State Police confirmed the driver made it out of the vehicle safely and is unharmed.

WAVY News 10’s Madison Glassman reported that 100 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the truck.

All eastbound lanes before the Downtown Tunnel were temporarily closed and traffic was rerouted as crews worked to clear the scene.

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