Truck fire closes 287 near Electra - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Truck fire closes 287 near Electra

A semi-truck fire shut down Highway 287 Wednesday morning near Electra, according to DPS. (Source: Stephen Bowden A semi-truck fire shut down Highway 287 Wednesday morning near Electra, according to DPS. (Source: Stephen Bowden
ELECTRA, TX (KAUZ) -

A semi-truck fire shut down Highway 287 Wednesday morning near Electra, according to DPS.

Around 6 a.m. Wednesday, an 18-wheeler ran off the roadway and into a guardrail on the overpass of Business 287.

DPS said the impact caused diesel tanks to rupture and the truck caught on fire.

The highway was closed and traffic was detoured until the cleanup was completed. 

There were two people inside the truck. Neither of them was injured.

Copyright 2018 RNN Texoma All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Active shooting situation reported in Panama City, FL

    Active shooting situation reported in Panama City, FL

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:19:06 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:45:54 GMT

    The Walton County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a suspicious death in Santa Rosa Beach, about 30 miles away, is connected to the situation.

    The Walton County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a suspicious death in Santa Rosa Beach, about 30 miles away, is connected to the situation.

  • Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

    Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:43:29 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:45:20 GMT
    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer. (Source: Baltimore County Police/CNN)A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer. (Source: Baltimore County Police/CNN)

    The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was run over by a Jeep and fatally injured, authorities say.

    The officer, who wasn't immediately identified, was run over by a Jeep and fatally injured, authorities say.

  • New scratch-and-sniff stamps are headed for your mail box

    New scratch-and-sniff stamps are headed for your mail box

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:22:07 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:22:07 GMT
    Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out its Frozen Treats Forever stamps. (Source: U.S. Postal Service)Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out its Frozen Treats Forever stamps. (Source: U.S. Postal Service)
    Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out its Frozen Treats Forever stamps. (Source: U.S. Postal Service)Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out its Frozen Treats Forever stamps. (Source: U.S. Postal Service)

    Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out its Frozen Treats Forever stamps.

    Next month, the U.S. Postal Service will roll out its Frozen Treats Forever stamps.

Powered by Frankly