Interstate 95 northbound in Spotsylvania County was closed for more than seven hours Monday after a truck hauling 40,000 pounds of paper caught fire and burned for hours.

The incident happened about 4:35 p.m. near the 125 mile marker.  A 2022 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling north on I-95 when it experienced a mechanical issue which caused it to catch on fire, state police said.

The driver, a 35-year-old Virginia Beach man, was not injured during the incident.

Traffic was detoured onto U.S. 1 around the scene at the Thornburg exit.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said the truck couldn't be moved until the fire is out. All lanes of I-95 reopened around midnight.

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