UPDATE 6/2/22, 8:24 p.m.: The roadway has re-opened.

OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – An 18-wheeler carrying vehicles caught fire on Interstate 85 in Opelika just before Exit 66, at Andrews Road.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon around 2:00. Traffic is blocked along both southbound lanes as fire crews remain on the scene. We do not know if there have been any injuries. 

Please avoid the area and watch out for first responders.