Vehicle fire closes all lanes on I-81 in Minersville


Credit: Northend Fire Company Members

MINERSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — According to PennDOT, a vehicle that caught on fire Monday afternoon has caused north and southbound lanes to close on I-81 between exits 112: PA 25 and 116: PA 901.

Northend Fire Company Members took these images of the aftermath of the fire.

It is unknown at his time if anyone was injured.

As of 6:15 p.m. Monday, all lanes were still closed.

They suggest the following detour for those going northbound:

  • Go on I-81 N (American Legion Memorial Hwy) toward 112
  • Take the ramp on the right at exit 112 to PA-25 toward Hegins
  • At the stop sign, turn right on PA-25 E (Shermans Mountain Rd)
  • Turn left, then turn left on N Tremont St
  • Continue forward on S State Rd (US-209)
  • Continue forward on Bunting St (US-209)
  • Make a sharp left on PA-901 (Pottsville Minersville Hwy)
  • Continue northwest on PA-901 (Pottsville Minersville Hwy)
  • At the traffic light, turn left on PA-901 (E Sunbury St)
  • Bear right onto the ramp and go on I-81 N toward Hazleton

You can check for the latest traffic conditions on 511PA.

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