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One lane of westbound traffic on I-20 at Hwy 271 back open after semi fire

Published: Mar. 19, 2016 at 12:50 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2016 at 2:38 AM CDT
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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An 18-wheeler fire on the interstate had traffic at a standstill on Friday night; at 10 p.m., one lane of westbound traffic reopened as crews continued clean up of the scene.

Smith County sheriff's officials said that the semi is the only vehicle involved in the incident. Winona and Jackson Heights fire departments are at the scene. 

The driver was not injured, officials said. He told officials on scene that he was carrying chicken parts in his vehicle. 

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