Tanker accident, fire shuts down 270 in North St. Louis County


Crews are responding to a tanker fire in North St. Louis County, Missouri that has closed 270 eastbound traffic.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo- A tanker truck fire in North St. Louis County has shut down eastbound traffic on Interstate 270 past Bellefontaine Road Thursday afternoon.

The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms that the tanker truck was involved in a crash with another vehicle, followed by the fire.

Black smoke could be seen billowing into the air.

Courtesy: MoDOT

The fire was put out around 2:30, but emergency crews are still on scene.

Courtesy: MoDOT

The Highway Patrol says the tanker was hauling asphalt. While there was no specific information available about injuries, a spokesman said he didn’t think there were serious injuries.

The highway was back open by 3:30pm.

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