Southbound traffic on I-55 reopened hours after accident, explos - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Southbound traffic on I-55 reopened hours after accident, explosion

The accident scene at approximately 5:10 p.m. Wednesday The accident scene at approximately 5:10 p.m. Wednesday

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Southbound traffic on I-55 reopened late Wednesday hours after an accident involving three vehicles resulted in an explosion.

Earlier Wednesday, traffic was blocked in both directions on I-55 at Mclemore, Riverside, Georgia, and South Parkway.

One of the vehicles involved in the accident, a tractor trailer, was hauling 8,600 gallons of fuel.

The three drivers were taken to area hospitals in non-critical condition. They were not immediately identified.

Northbound traffic on I-55 will remain closed for a few more hours.

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