Truck caught fire on Ohio Turnpike, caused traffic standstill

A semi-truck carrying boxes of almond milk caught fire on the Ohio Turnpike in Trumbull County

A truck carrying almond milk caught on fire on the Ohio Turnpike, causing traffic to stand still.

NEWTON TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Traffic was backed up for about four miles on the Ohio Turnpike Thursday afternoon due to a semi truck fire around mile marker 212.

The driver was heading westbound between the Lordstown and Warren exits when he noticed smoke in his rear-view mirror.

He pulled off to the side of the road and when he got out, he found the back of his truck on fire.

Firefighters used a foam to help put out the fire.

The semi-truck was carrying boxes of almond milk.

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