2-vehicle accident on Hwy. 280 causes explosion; no injuries - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

2-vehicle accident on Hwy. 280 causes explosion; no injuries

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LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) – An accident involving a garbage truck and a car caused a major explosion, blocking off traffic and closing lanes for travelers of Hwy. 280.

The accident occurred near the Big Cat gas station in Opelika before 2 p.m. ET. Images and video sent by viewers show a collision between a garbage truck and another car, causing an explosion.

The accident caused lane closure and delayed traffic in the area. There is no word on what caused the accident or how the fire started. 

The fire has since been put out and there are no injuries reported.

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