Sunshine Skyway reopens after truck transporting carbon dioxide catches fire

Courtesy: Florida Highway Patrol

The northbound lanes of the Sunshine Skyway are back open after closing for more than an hour Friday evening while crews put out a vehicle fire.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a single-unit tanker truck transporting carbon dioxide caught fire after having a mechanical issue around 6 p.m. near the exit for the Pinellas rest area.

The northbound lanes were closed while crews made sure the fire was out and the truck was rendered safe. 

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