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Authorities work the scene of an 18-wheeler that went up in flames along Alabama 20 near Rocket RV Center about 3:30 p.m. on Monday. [MICHAEL WETZEL/DECATUR DAILY] 

Traffic in both directions on Alabama 20 was backed up at 5 p.m. today after an 18-wheeler caught on fire.

The burned truck was blocking eastbound traffic on Alabama 20 near Rocket RV. Emergency officials attempted to divert traffic around the accident and a second truck became stuck in the median, blocking westbound lanes.

Authorities were cleaning up the remains of the burned vehicle between 4 and 5 p.m. No injuries were reported in the one-vehicle accident.

At 4:30 p.m., northbound traffic out of Decatur on U.S. 31 was backed up down Wilson Street and Sixth Avenue.

The accident occurred about 1 mile east of the Alabama 31/Alabama 20 interchange. Fire department officials said it occurred about 3:30 p.m.

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mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

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