18-wheeler on fire near Pelahatchie

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Semi truck fully involved on I-20 West

Update: 4:33 pm

Rankin County Emergency Management says while one lane of traffic is open, motorists need to be extremely careful along the route. Traffic is currently backed up six miles from the site of the burned 18-wheeler all the way into Scott County.

Morton Fire Department is working two other wrecks caused by the bumper to bumper traffic.

Update 4:15 pm

One lane of I-20 west near Pelhatchie is now open to traffic. Responders are waiting on a wreck to pick up what’s left of a burned 18-wheeler. According to authorities, the driver of the truck was not injured.

A viewer sent in video of an 18-wheeler fully engulfed in flames on I-20 West near Pelhatchie.

Traffic is shut down temporarily

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