Tanker, car crash causes massive explosion on I-94

An oil tanker and car crash in Dearborn, Michigan, caused a massive explosion on Interstate 94, shutting down traffic in both directions, The Detroit News reported.

The accident happened Wednesday morning on the eastern side of I-94, which connects Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Fargo, Billings and Montana. At least two vehicles aside from the tanker were on fire, according to a separate report from WXYZ Detroit.

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"We have gasoline and diesel fuel burning plus at least one explosion out of a sewer grate," a Dearborn police official told the Detroit News. "It's unknown at this point if there are any injuries, although we have a report that the driver of the car is complaining about shortness of breath."

There are also reports of flames coming from sewer system manholes.

Rob Morosi of the Michigan Department of Transportation, told ABC that crews will assess the damages after the fire is out. He expects the freeway will be closed for an indefinite amount of time, according to the WXYZ Detroit report.



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