Crane explosion disrupts I-55 traffic in southern DeSoto County - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Crane explosion disrupts I-55 traffic in southern DeSoto County

A large crane caught fire and exploded during an accident on I-55 in southern DeSoto County Thursday, disrupting northbound traffic.

Officials with the Mississippi Highway Patrol said the crane was being transported north on the interstate when the incident occurred.

Northbound traffic on I-55 has been temporarily narrowed to one lane.  Earlier in the day, traffic was diverted to Highway 51 while officials cleaned debris from the roadway.

No injuries were reported in the accident, and no other vehicles were involved.

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