UPDATE: Traffic is now flowing again on I-55 North in Copiah County.
Copiah County, MS – Firefighters responded to the scene of a trailer fire on I-55 in Copiah County early Monday morning.
It happened just before 4 a.m. in the northbound lanes near Tower Road.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, a rear tire on an 18-wheeler blew out and sparked a fire.
We’re told the driver was able to unhook the cab from the trailer. He was not injured.
MHP said the owner of the 18-wheeler is Perkins Service, which is located in Springfield, Ohio. We’re told the vehicle was carrying rubber material.
Traffic on the right lane of I-55 N. was blocked.
Officials said clean up could last until the afternoon.