Heavy traffic on I-91 southbound due to fire at ramp

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A fire involving a dump truck has caused heavy traffic on Interstate 91 southbound through Springfield.

State Trooper Michael MacDonald told 22News that the fire department is working to put out the truck fire at the end of the Exit 1 ramp (Route 5, Longmeadow).

The highway itself remains open, but the incident is leading to backups well into Springfield. The ramp, which had been closed for a time, is now open again.

MacDonald said that as soon as the fire is put out, a tow truck will take the truck away, and they can re-open the ramp, though it is not clear exactly how long that will take.

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