Fiery truck accident forces evacuations and stalls traffic

Fiery truck accident forces evacuations and stalls traffic

Interstate 65 is open today after a potentially deadly situation was diffused.

A tanker truck carrying more than 40-thousand pounds of a flammable liquid had mechanical problems near exit 361 on Interstate 65.

The truck's tires caught fire but the flammable liquid inside the tanker didn't ignite.

State troopers re-routed traffic and closed lanes for a time while firefighters secured the scene.

Elkmont, Ardmore, Athens, and Piney Chapel Fire Departments all responded to the call.