A part of I-75 in metro Detroit was closed after a gas tanker truck caught hearth Monday in Troy, Mich., and harm to the highway floor might preserve issues snarled there for days.

The Michigan DOT closed each northbound and southbound lanes due to the conflagration, brought on after the tanker sideswiped a concrete median. The truck was carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel.

Transportation officers do not know when the roadway will likely be reopened, however it stays closed for positive by means of Tuesday morning’s commute.

The truck driver, a 46-year-old who was in any other case not recognized, escaped and was handled for minor accidents. Police mentioned no different accidents had been reported.

Firefighters labored the blaze for hours utilizing water, till firefighting foam arrived, which shortly extinguished the blaze.