A big rig on fire forced local police to shut down I-20 both east and westbound at Greenwood Road early this morning. An accident happened just before 4:30 this morning in the eastbound lanes involving the 18 wheeler and another vehicle. That wreck caused the cab portion of the truck to burst into flames.

Erin McCarty

EMS crews were also called to the scene to transport anyone who might have been injured in the wreck. But we do not know yet if anyone was hurt.

Again, I-20 is closed in both directions at Greenwood Road. Traffic is being diverted onto Greenwood Road in both directions. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.