I-22 westbound traffic was closed briefly Sunday evening near Blue Springs, just west of the Toyota plant. The traffic woes were reportedly due to a truck’s tire catching fire and setting afire some automobiles the truck was transporting. Traffic was backed up to Highway 9 for a while, but was moving again by 8:50 PM.
There was also a wreck involving three vehicles, somewhere near the truck fire. The wreck was believed to be relatively minor, but one ambulance was apparently called to the scene. It is unknown whether it was necessary to transport anyone by ambulance for medical attention.