18-wheeler fire slows traffic on Interstate 20 in Gregg Co. overnight
GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Westbound traffic on Interstate 20 near Liberty City was reduced to one lane Tuesday night into Wednesday morning after an 18-wheeler fire.
According to Sabine Fire and Rescue, the big rig caught fire late Tuesday around Mile Marker 583, which is the exit for Texas Highway 135 near Liberty City.
The trucker escaped the rig unharmed, according to the VFD.
Traffic was expected to be reduced to one lane in the area into the early-morning hours of Wednesday.
This happened two miles away from an earlier unrelated crash involving another large truck in the eastbound lanes of I-20. Tuesday afternoon, a blowout sent the oilfield workover rig into a guardrail and down an embankment into Little Caney Creek.
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