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Rig carrying thousands of pounds of Mountain Dew erupts into flames

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Credit: Justin Sullivan

Credit: Justin Sullivan

A semi-truck carrying thousands of pounds of Mountain Dew caught fire, shutting down an interstate in Kentucky.

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Officials said they are not sure what caused the truck to catch fire on Interstate 275 Tuesday, WXIX reported.

The truck was hauling the popular citrus-flavored soda.

Traffic was backed up for miles and the Carroll Cropper Bridge, spanning the Ohio River was shut down.

There were no injuries, WLWT reported.