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Tractor-trailer fire shuts down eastbound 316 in Gwinnett

Traffic is being diverted on Winder Highway but drivers are urged to find alternate routes.
Credit: Gwinnett Police Department
Tractor-trailer fire on SR 316 in Gwinnett on Feb. 12, 2021

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The Gwinnett Fire Department and area police have shut down a major thoroughfare in the county as crews work to extinguish a fire that happened on Friday evening.

According to Gwinnett Police, a truck fire is responsible for the emergency response on eastbound State Route 316 at Winder Highway. As such, traffic is being diverted down Winder Highway; though, driver are urged to find alternate routes

Photos from the scene appear to show several fire trucks on the scene with one soaking the top of a tractor-trailer load using a hose and ladder.

Gwinnett Fire reported around 9:28 p.m. that their crews had knocked down the heaviest parts of the fire and were working to put out hotspots.

No clearing time was provided and the cause of the fire has not yet been released.