Semi goes up in flames on city’s west side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) –  A semi fire shut down traffic on part of Interstate 70 on the west side of Indianapolis Monday morning.

It happened in the eastbound lanes of I-70, just west of Holt Road, around 6:20 a.m.

Indiana State Police officials said the Indianapolis Fire Department was called to the scene to help extinguish the flames.

According to INDOT, all eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed near Holt Rd. because of the fire. Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes while eastbound on I-70 near mile 76.6.

It’s unclear if anyone was hurt.