Video: Truck Catches Fire, Shuts Down Busy Highway

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LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — Traffic was shut down on a busy highway after a trailer full of plastic drainage pipes goes up in flames.

The incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. today on the Highway 82 off ramp to Highway 45 Alternate in Lowndes County.

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol says the back brakes overheated, creating the fire.

The driver was able to unhook the truck before it caught fire.

Traffic was shut down for about an hour and a half while firefighters worked to put out the flames.

No injuries were reported.

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