Traffic slow on I-20 following car fire - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Traffic slow on I-20 following car fire

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SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) -

Traffic was moving slowly on I-20 westbound Friday evening after a car caught fire around 6:30pm. It happened near exit 571B for Starville.

The driver and passenger told CBS 19 they were on their way to a gas station when the car began jerking, slowing down and smoking. They said they didn't know it was on fire until another driver flagged them down. After stopping they were both able to get out safely.

Traffic was expected to be back to normal around 7:30pm.

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