Interstate 65 South at the 17 Mile Marker has the left lane open for traffic.

Motorists are urged to use caution when travelling through the area due to the right lane remaining closed for cleanup.

The right lane of the roadway in that area will remain closed for several hours as the cleanup from this morning’s fire continues.

This morning at approximately 6:40 am, The Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg received a 911 call that a semi-tractor and trailer was parked on the emergency strip at the pre-mentioned location with a trailer tire that was on fire. When troopers arrived the semi-trailer was completely engulfed in flames and a grass fire had started near the interstate.

Monroe Township and Sellersburg Fire were called to the scene to extinguish the flames. At this time Interstate #65 is closed south bound at Exit #16. All traffic is being re-routed to U.S. #31. The interstate will be closed for several hours for removal and clean up of the fire.

The semi-tractor and trailer was hauling scrap metals and no one was injured.