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Published July 16, 2013, 05:37 PM

Interstate traffic shut down following semi fire

A portion of Interstate 94 was shut down Tuesday after a truck carrying potato chips was engulfed in flames. The Lays trailer caught on fire around noon Tuesday in the westbound lane of Interstate 94 near the Sterling exit.

A portion of Interstate 94 was shut down Tuesday after a truck carrying potato chips was engulfed in flames. The Lays trailer caught on fire around noon Tuesday in the westbound lane of Interstate 94 near the Sterling exit.

Several kinds of chips littered the interstate this afternoon. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the rear tires caught fire due to a bearing getting hot. The driver of the semi was not injured.

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