TRAFFIC ALERT: Truck fire shuts down I20W near Greenwood

Published: Oct. 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 11, 2013 at 3:49 PM CST
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GREENWOOD, LA (KSLA) - Traffic remains backed up on I20 westbound just before the Texas state line, where a trailer hauling catering equipment caught fire Monday morning.

It happened near Greenwood just before 10 a.m., initially forcing the closure of both westbound lanes of I20, but one lane has since reopened.

The trailer was reportedly heading to the Texas Motor Speedway. It's not clear how the fire started. Firefighters were still spraying the trailer to put out hot spots 2 hours later. There were no injuries reported.

There is no estimate on how long it will be before all lanes are reopened to traffic.

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