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Tanker explosion closes I-81 near Harrisburg (Video)

WASHINGTON – Interstate 81 near Harrisburg, Pa., was closed after a tanker filled with diesel exploded.

The fire burned parts of an I-81 on-ramp, Fox 43 reports.

Pennsylvania State Police were telling drivers to avoid the area.

The smoke from the 6:10 a.m. explosion could be seen for miles.

See more in the video below. For updates, visit Fox 43.

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