HARRIS CO., GA (WALB) - A tanker truck is the source of a large explosion on Interstate 185, near Columbus. The truck has produced two explosions, and motorists are trying to help an injured person in the median of the highway.
The area is around mile marker 19, inside Harris County.
The fire is out, but Northbound lanes will be closed another six hours, about 8:30PM, and one lane is open southbound.
Georgia DOT crews are on the scene assisting Harris County Police and Fire, GSP and EMS. A Hazardous Materials Clean-Up crew has arrived to assess the incident. Motorists traveling between LaGrange and Columbus are asked to avoid the I-185 corridor near SR 315.
A detour is in place to assist motorists through the area. All northbound traffic is being detoured at Smith Road, to Fortson Road, north to SR 315 and returning to enter I-185