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Traffic Alert: 18-wheeler fire on I-40 near Watkins causing traffic delays

An 18-wheeler that flipped Wednesday night caught fire Thursday morning

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Interstate 40 near Watkins in Memphis is closed Thursday morning due to a tractor trailer fire.

According to TDOT, the truck crashed and turned over around 11:40 Wednesday night on I-40 near Watkins. Thursday morning around 7:00, the truck was reported on fire.

According to TDOT, all lanes are blocked.  Take an alternate route.  You can take Austin Peay exit 14 to Jackson, then get back on I-40 at Chelsea.

Local 24 News is working to get more information.