AIKEN, SC — A tanker fire closed down both lanes of I-20 Sunday afternoon for about an hour but the four-lane has since re-opened.
Traffic was retoured from mile marker 7 to mile marker 11 while crews worked to extinguish the fire – apparently caused by some kind of brake malfunction – and clear the road.
A law officer reported that no hazardous substances were spilled.
There were no injuries.
The S.C. Highway Patrol helped local officials by closing off the I-20 lanes and diverting traffic until the situation was under control.
Reach Monk at (803) 771-8344.