Itawamba County Times

An 18-wheeler truck trailer caught fire in the westbound lane on I-22, near mile marker 100, Friday morning.

Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol are currently reporting no serious injuries, although the fire has caused a long delay in traffic.

As of 8:30 Friday morning, traffic was backed up from the site of the accident to Peppertown Road, where officials are rerouting drivers.

At 9 a.m., officials claimed traffic was backed up to the Tenn-Tom Waterway bridge.

Emergency officials are reporting several ancillary accidents due to the delay in traffic, including multiple fender benders.

The cause of the accident has yet to be released.

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