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Roseville — Eastbound Interstate 696 near Grosbeck Highway reopened Saturday evening after a semi-truck carrying liquid nitrogen crashed and briefly caught fire.

The semi-truck collapsed in the shoulder of eastbound I-696 at 1:15 p.m. Investigators determined the tanker caught fire around the wheels on the right side and the truck was not stable enough to tow off the freeway to offload the nitrogen.

MDOT spokeswoman Diane Cross said Michigan State Police and Roseville Fire Department responded to the scene and checked the air quality for any possible leaks.

Michigan State Police said no one was injured in the incident. MDOT tweeted at 8:21 p.m. that all lanes had been cleared. 

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