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Tractor-trailer fire briefly shuts down I-40 in Benson

Posted May 5, 2008 10:14 a.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2008 4:11 p.m. EDT

— Traffic was flowing normally on I-40 by 3:30 p.m. after an early morning accident closed two eastbound lanes near Exit 325 in Benson, the Highway Patrol reported.

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of milk caught fire in the roadway around 9:20 a.m., causing back-ups that stretched to six miles.

No one was hurt.

The Johnston County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.