Northbound I-35 reopens after 20 hours following semi-truck fire - KCTV5 News

Northbound I-35 reopens after 20 hours following semi-truck fire

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Officials do not know what caused the wreck but say the truck was hauling an XPO Logistics trailer carrying a corrosive substance. (KCTV5) Officials do not know what caused the wreck but say the truck was hauling an XPO Logistics trailer carrying a corrosive substance. (KCTV5)
The crash happened before 12:49 a.m. near I-35 and Mission Road. (KCTV5) The crash happened before 12:49 a.m. near I-35 and Mission Road. (KCTV5)
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The flames have been put out but emergency crews are still working to clean up the substance. (Twitter/KHP Candice Breshears) The flames have been put out but emergency crews are still working to clean up the substance. (Twitter/KHP Candice Breshears)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Northbound I-35 between Seventh Street and Southwest Boulevard reopened 20 hours after a fiery semi crash early Thursday morning.

Traffic was being diverted off the interstate at 18th Street. Southbound Interstate 35 was also closed in the area but reopened shortly before 4:30 a.m. Officials say the northbound lanes will remain closed into the evening. 

KDOT says that their crews have not been able to "assess the roadway and barriers" and that "roads can't be reopened until engineers determine they're safe."

Officials say the truck hit the median and burst into flames just before 1 a.m. The flames have been put out, but crews are still working to clean up the substance.

Officials do not know what caused the wreck but say the truck was hauling an XPO Logistics trailer carrying a corrosive substance.

The semi-truck driver was hospitalized after the crash near Mission Road. 

Police say no one else was involved in the crash.

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