Fairlawn ramp to I-70 back open after semi truck catches fire in right lane

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Highway Patrol has re-opened the right lane of I-70 and a major Topeka road’s entrance ramp to the highway Thursday morning.

Emergency crews went to a reported truck full of bricks on fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday, according to KHP dispatchers. The workers shut down the right lane of I-70 near the entrance from Southwest Fairlawn Road. The closure also blocked off the ramp from Fairlawn and diverted drivers to Wanamaker Road to go eastbound.

While witnesses on scene didn’t see any flames just after midnight, crews spent several hours into the morning clearing the scene before reopening the ramp and right lane.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm