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11/27/2008-Smith County

Interstate All Open After Accident Closes It For The Day

The west bound lanes of I-20 were temporarily shut down, near Highway 110. Authorities were asking people to avoid that area if possible but now all lanes are open. It happened at the Highway 110 bridge over I-20. DPS Says there were three accidents. First, a tractor trailer rolled over blocking both westbound lanes. Then a second 18-wheeler saw traffic was backed up, tried to stop and locked up his brakes. The truck jack-knifed, hitting 6 or 7 cars. The truck hit the bridge and caught fire. Two other vehicles caught fire. Finally, There was another minor 2 vehicle accident.

DPS says there was luckily no fatalities, and only one person was taken to the hospital.

TXDOT spokesman Larry Krantz says there are no permanent problems with the bridge.

Michael Thompson, 6pm News Producer.  msthompson@kltv.com

 

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