- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 have reopened after a tractor-trailer fire snarled traffic near Daytona Beach for hours.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the truck carrying mops struck a guardrail and caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The driver escaped injury but traffic came to a halt on both sides of the highway for hours.

The southbound lanes opened Wednesday evening but it took until early Thursday morning to repair some 450 feet of the northbound section of the highway.

Troopers say driver Timothy Williams was headed from Miami to Missouri. He has been cited for failure to maintain a single lane. Witnesses told troopers the truck had drifted in and out of the lane before hitting the guardrail.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com

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