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Westbound I-20 reopened after tank truck fire near Longview

Emergency crews are responding to a reported vehicle fire on Interstate 20 in Longview....
Emergency crews are responding to a reported vehicle fire on Interstate 20 in Longview. (Source: KLTV staff)(KLTV staff)
Updated: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:56 AM CST
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GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Emergency crews are responding to a reported vehicle fire on Interstate 20 near Longview.

Around 4:30 a.m. Friday, law enforcement were called to a report of a tanker truck on fire near Exit 591 at Old Kilgore Highway.

(Source: KLTV staff)

Gregg County Sheriff’s deputies had shut down the westbound lanes of I-20 due to the intensity of the flames from the truck’s trailer. Traffic was backed up nearly five miles from the scene at one point.

Both westbound lanes have reopened in the area.

The incident did not involve a wreck.

No injuries were reported.

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